Ivory Coast Star Player Hits the Pitch

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    PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 15: Didier Drogba of Ivory Coast gestures during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group G match between Ivory Coast and Portugal at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 15, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

    Despite being left out of the starting lineup for the Ivory Coast World Cup match against Portugal, Didier Drogba got some game time as a late substitute.

    Drogba broke his right arm in a warm-up match on June 4 and underwent surgery. He has since missed several training sessions rehabbing, but was cleared to play by FIFA with a cast on his arm.

    Before he was cleared to play, the lightweight cast was examined by the match referee and Portuguese team officials. Drogba came in at the 66th-minute.

    Ivory Coast tied Portugal 0-0 during Tuesdays game.