Brasília (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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