Didier Drogba http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25671/all en Soccer-Africa awaits new goal king at Nations Cup finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-africa-awaits-new-goal-king-at-nations-cup-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Africa is waiting to anoint a new goal king at the Nations Cup to succeed Didier Drogba, likely to be playing in his last tournament, and Samuel Eto'o who misses out again.</p> <p>The list of potential successors at this month's finals in South Africa is thin but there is always hope that at least one future goal machine could emerge from among the 16 finalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-africa-awaits-new-goal-king-at-nations-cup-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Didier Drogba Entertainment Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:15:24 +0000 5733704 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Drogba feels great despite first time on bench http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-soccer-drogba-feels-great-despite-first-time-bench <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes, byline)</p> <p>By Agnieszka Flak</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba dismissed concerns he may not be in top form after starting Saturday's African Nations Cup 3-0 win over Tunisia on the bench, the first time he was dropped in his international career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/update-1-soccer-drogba-feels-great-despite-first-time-bench" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Didier Drogba Didier Drogba Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:30:23 +0000 5739945 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Ivory Coast through to last eight as Algeria bow out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/wrapup-1-soccer-ivory-coast-through-last-eight-algeria-bow-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ivory Coast top Group D and reach quarter-finals</p> <p>* Algeria first team eliminated from tournament</p> <p>* Drogba dropped to bench by Ivory Coast</p> <p>* Lengthy stoppage during Algeria v Togo to fix goal</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>RUSTENBURG, South Africa, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast became the first team to reach the African Nations Cup quarter-finals by taking top spot in Group D on Saturday but the continent's second-ranked side Algeria are out of the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/wrapup-1-soccer-ivory-coast-through-last-eight-algeria-bow-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Football in France Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:30:44 +0000 5739994 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Drogba joins Galatasaray - Turkish report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-drogba-joins-galatasaray-turkish-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ivorian ends short stay in Shanghai</p> <p>* Drogba signs 1-1/2 year deal - report (Adds background)</p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast captain and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has left Shanghai Shenhua to sign a 1-1/2 year contract with Galatasaray, Turkish broadcaster CNN Turk said on Sunday.</p> <p>The channel did not give any more information and Galatasaray could not be reached for immediate comment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-soccer-drogba-joins-galatasaray-turkish-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Didier Drogba Football in France Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:00:32 +0000 5740215 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Nigeria stun Ivory Coast to reach semi-finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-nigeria-stun-ivory-coast-reach-semi-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Supposed underdogs Nigeria downed favourites Ivory Coast 2-1 here on Sunday in an absorbing Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final to set up a last-four meeting with Mali.</p> <p>Sunday Mba grabbed the winner 12 minutes from time after Ivory Coast's Cheik Tiote had cancelled out Emmanuel Emenike's first-half opener.</p> <p>Mba's strike brought the curtain down on Didier Drogba's Nations Cup career, sending the African legend home without the title he and his teammates craved.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-nigeria-stun-ivory-coast-reach-semi-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Didier Drogba AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:30:31 +0000 5744633 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Drogba starts for Ivory Coast against Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-drogba-starts-ivory-coast-against-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Didier Drogba was in Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi's starting XI for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Nigeria here on Sunday (1500GMT).</p> <p>The 34-year-old African legend was dropped to the bench in the Elephants' second group game, the 3-0 win over Tunisia, before returning for what was, in effect, an Ivorian reserve team in the closing 2-2 draw with Algeria.</p> <p>Captain Drogba, at his Nations Cup swansong, led the Ivorian attack at the expense of Anzhi Makhachkala striker Lacina Traore.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/football-drogba-starts-ivory-coast-against-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Didier Drogba AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 19:15:40 +0000 5744719 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Zlatan gets two-game ban, Schalke's Drogba protest dismissed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-zlatan-gets-two-game-ban-schalkes-drogba-protest-dismiss <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds PSG appeal)</p> <p>LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was suspended for two games by UEFA on Wednesday for his sending off in the Champions League last 16 first leg match with Valencia, the European governing body said.</p> <p>The Swede was shown a straight red card in stoppage time after lunging at fullback Andres Guardado with his studs up in PSG's 2-1 victory in Spain on Feb. 12.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-zlatan-gets-two-game-ban-schalkes-drogba-protest-dismiss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Football in France Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 20:30:10 +0000 5768874 at http://www.globalpost.com Drogba back to where he began for Real clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/drogba-back-where-he-began-real-clash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID (Reuters) - The wheel will have come full circle for Galatasaray forward Didier Drogba when he takes to the pitch for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg match at Real Madrid.</p> <p>The Ivory Coast international, who turned 35 this month, made his debut in Europe's elite club competition at Real's Bernabeu stadium in September 2003 playing for Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130401/drogba-back-where-he-began-real-clash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Apr 2013 01:45:03 +0000 5798909 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Torres determined to return to his best for Chelsea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/football-torres-determined-return-his-best-chelsea <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish Euro and World Cup winning striker Fernando Torres pledged on Saturday to try his heart out to regain the form that saw him become one of the most feared marksmen in world football.</p> <p>The 29-year-old - capped over 100 times by his country - has failed to replicate the form for Chelsea that earned him a £50million move in January 2011 from Liverpool.</p> <p>However, a brace against Russian side Rubin Kazan on Thursday in their Europa League quarter-final, first leg clash took him to 18 goals for the season and gave him hope that he is on the right track.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/football-torres-determined-return-his-best-chelsea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Fernando Torres Fernando Torres AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 08:45:17 +0000 5803353 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Torres determined to return to his best for Chelsea http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/football-torres-determined-return-his-best-chelsea-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish Euro and World Cup winning striker Fernando Torres pledged on Saturday to try his heart out to regain the form that saw him become one of the most feared marksmen in world football.</p> <p>The 29-year-old - capped over 100 times by his country - has failed to replicate the form for Chelsea that earned him a £50million move in January 2011 from Liverpool.</p> <p>However, a brace against Russian side Rubin Kazan on Thursday in their Europa League quarter-final, first leg clash took him to 18 goals for the season and gave him hope that he is on the right track.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130406/football-torres-determined-return-his-best-chelsea-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Fernando Torres Fernando Torres AFP Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:32:13 +0000 5803560 at http://www.globalpost.com Drogba's Galatasaray face huge Real Madrid task http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/drogbas-galatasaray-face-huge-real-madrid-task <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ece Toksabay</p> <p>ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Didier Drogba and his Galatasaray team mates have a tough task when they try to overturn a 3-0 deficit against Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday.</p> <p>Drogba, who won the title last season with Chelsea, will take some cheer from his performance in Saturday's domestic championship game against Mersin Idman Yurdu when he scored two second-half goals in a 3-1 win.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130407/drogbas-galatasaray-face-huge-real-madrid-task" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Mesut Özil Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 02:45:51 +0000 5805227 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Mikel, Drogba, Toure on final shortlist for African award http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131231/football-mikel-drogba-toure-final-shortlist-african-award <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure remains on course for a third straight CAF African Player of the Year Award after he made the final three-man shortlist on Tuesday.</p> <p>"The Ivorian pair of Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba make the final three for a second successive year and will be joined by John Obi Mikel of Nigeria," the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on their website.</p> <p>The 30-year-old Toure won the award in 2011 and 2012.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131231/football-mikel-drogba-toure-final-shortlist-african-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Didier Drogba Technology AFP Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:50:33 +0000 6032784 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Chelsea braced for Drogba reunion in Istanbul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140224/football-chelsea-braced-drogba-reunion-istanbul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea renew acquaintances with former hero Didier Drogba and an old rival in Roberto Mancini when they go to Istanbul to take on Galatasaray for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.</p> <p>Drogba was the hero of Chelsea's 2012 final victory against Bayern Munich, scoring a late equaliser to force extra-time and then netting the decisive penalty in the shoot-out that followed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140224/football-chelsea-braced-drogba-reunion-istanbul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Human Interest José Mourinho AFP Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:04:01 +0000 6079855 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Chelsea '10 times better than Galatasaray' - Drogba http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140225/football-chelsea-10-times-better-galatasaray-drogba <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Didier Drogba has said former club Chelsea are "10 times better" than his current side, Galatasaray, ahead of the teams' Champions League meeting in Istanbul on Wednesday.</p> <p>"Are Chelsea better than Galatasaray? Yes, they are 10 times better," the Galatasaray striker, now 35, told the BBC on the eve of the last 16 clash.</p> <p>"If I play it is to win. It will be tough but Juve were better than us, so anything can happen. If there's a one percent chance of us winning. I'll believe it."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140225/football-chelsea-10-times-better-galatasaray-drogba" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Football in Portugal Human Interest AFP Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:11:37 +0000 6080243 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Chelsea in pole position after Galatasaray draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140226/football-chelsea-pole-position-after-galatasaray-draw <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chelsea have the upper hand in their Champions League last-16 tie with Galatasaray after coming away from a testing environment in Istanbul with a 1-1 first-leg draw on Wednesday.</p> <p>The visitors led at half-time thanks to an early goal from Fernando Torres, but Galatasaray improved in the second half and restored parity after the hour mark when Cameroon defender Aurelien Chedjou found the net.</p> <p>A draw was a fair reflection of the way the game went, but Chelsea will now hope to finish the job in the return at Stamford Bridge on March 18.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140226/football-chelsea-pole-position-after-galatasaray-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Didier Drogba Fernando Muslera AFP Wed, 26 Feb 2014 22:05:05 +0000 6081696 at http://www.globalpost.com