2014 FIFA World Cup: Ivory Coast vs Japan – As it happened...

Live coverage from the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group C match between Ivory Coast and Japan being played at Arena Pernambuco, Recife.

I admire Drogba and Roald Dahl, says Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard , who is writing a series of books, called Frankie`s Magic Football, for children aged five and over, has revealed that Roald Dahl was a huge inspiration to him as he rediscovered the books he loved as a kid.

Nigeria beat Ghana 6-1, Cote d`Ivoire draw Congo

Nigeria defeated Ghana 6-1 here in their opening group B match at the ongoing 10th Confederation of African Football (CAF) Under-17 championship.

Egypt wins African Youth Championship

Egypt Under-20 football team snatched the 2013 African Youth Championship (AYC) title, at the Ahmed Zabana Stadium, after edging past Ghana 5-4 on penalties.

Mourinho’s friendship with Drogba and Sneijder won’t affect the desire to win: Butragueno

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno believes friendships will count for nothing when Los Blancos boss Jose Mourinho and Galatasaray duo Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba clash in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Drogba eligible to play in Champions` League, says UEFA

Uefa have confirmed that they have rejected a protest from Schalke over the eligibility of Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba.

Wigan braced to face Chelsea - and Drogba

Having opened the defence of their Premier League title with a 6-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion last week, Chelsea now face the team they beat 8-0 to secure the crown three months ago.

Wigan braced to face Chelsea - and Drogba

Having opened the defence of their Premier League title with a 6-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion last week, Chelsea now face the team they beat 8-0 to secure the crown three months ago.

UEFA slaps two match ban on Drogba

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been banned for two games by UEFA for being sent off while playing against Inter Milan in the Champions League last 16, return leg game at Stamford Bridge on March 16.

UEFA slaps two match ban on Drogba

Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been banned for two games by UEFA for being sent off while playing against Inter Milan in the Champions League last 16, return leg game at Stamford Bridge on March 16.

Drogba unwilling to relinquish Chelsea top spot

Didier Drogba sent Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League by shooting down Arsenal and the Ivory Coast hitman is determined they will still be there after Wednesday`s trip to Everton.

Drogba unwilling to relinquish Chelsea top spot

Didier Drogba sent Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League by shooting down Arsenal and the Ivory Coast hitman is determined they will still be there after Wednesday`s trip to Everton.

FA Cup holders Chelsea win but Burnley go out

Holders Chelsea booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-0 victory at Preston North End on Saturday but Premier League Burnley were knocked out 1-0 by Reading.

FA Cup holders Chelsea win but Burnley go out

Holders Chelsea booked their place in the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-0 victory at Preston North End on Saturday but Premier League Burnley were knocked out 1-0 by Reading.

Chelsea will not fold up if Drogba is not there: Anelka

Chelsea will not fold up if Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is not there, claims Nicholas Anelka.

Chelsea will not fold up if Drogba is not there: Anelka

Chelsea will not fold up if Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba is not there, claims Nicholas Anelka.

Ballack out, Drogba facing fitness battle

Germany captain Michael Ballack is out of Wednesday`s friendly against the Ivory Coast while the Elephants skipper Didier Drogba is battling to be fit to face the mourning Germans.

Ballack out, Drogba facing fitness battle

Germany captain Michael Ballack is out of Wednesday`s friendly against the Ivory Coast while the Elephants skipper Didier Drogba is battling to be fit to face the mourning Germans.

Ancelotti sees Drogba as Chelsea`s unstoppable attacking force

Coach Carlo Ancelotti reckons Didier Drogba can be the unstoppable attacking force in his Chelsea team.

Ancelotti sees Drogba as Chelsea`s unstoppable attacking force

Coach Carlo Ancelotti reckons Didier Drogba can be the unstoppable attacking force in his Chelsea team.