World Cup match preview: Drogba likely to start on bench against Colombia

first_imgIvory Coast football team at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, on June 18. (AP PhotoIvory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi believes his team’s second match against Colombia is shaping up as “a final of the group.”Both teams won their openers, with Colombia beating Greece 3-0 despite the absence of star striker Radamal Falcao and Ivory Coast scoring a 2-1 comeback win over Japan.Teofilo Gutierrez has stepped in as Colombia’s chief striker – scoring the second goal against Greece – while playmaker James Rodriguez had an outstanding game against Greece.Didier Drogba’s entry against Japan sparked the turnaround – the Ivorians scored twice within four minutes after he went on as a second-half substitute.Despite Drogba’s impact, Lamouchi is again likely to keep the 36-year-old on the bench at the start, with Wilfried Bony likely to start.last_img