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  • Ivorian refugees blocked over Ebola

  • Ivory Coast blocks 400 refugees who fled to Liberia from returning home, as the number of people killed by the Ebola virus passes the 600 mark.
  • Lamouchi remains silent on Drogba

  • Ivory Coast boss Sabri Lamouchi refuses to say whether Didier Drogba will be in the starting line-up for the World Cup match against Greece.
  • Lamouchi tiring of Drogba debate

  • Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba enters the pitch during a Group C football match at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 19, 2014Brasília (AFP) - The continuing debate over why iconic striker Didier Drogba is not deemed worthy of a place in the Ivory Coast's starting line-up appears to be getting to inexperienced coach Sabri Lamouchi. Lamouchi has resorted to sending on the 36-year-old former Chelsea star as an impact player in the middle of the second-half of their opening 2-1 win over Japan and then the 2-1 defeat by Colombia on Thursday. The player selected in preference to him, Wilfried Bony has failed to sparkle, despite a goal in the come from behind win against Japan which was largely put down to the introduction of Drogba striking fear into the hearts of the Japanese players. Ivory Coast remain on course for their first appearance in the last 16 in their third World Cup with victory over goal-shy Greece in their final match next Tuesday assuring them of that.


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