Drogba Robbed In Ivory Coast

The 35-year-old striker, who was back in his Ivory Coast homeland for a brief visit, returned to his room on June 12 to find his luggage unpacked and some €7,500 (£6,400) missing.

The Chelsea legend immediately reported the incident to the management of Hotel Ivoire, a five-star establishment and the country's biggest hotel, where several players from the national team spend their holidays.

Nobody has been arrested for burglary and the funds have not been recovered, according to the police, despite an investigation being opened.

Ivory Coast booked their place to the third and final round of World Cup qualifiers without Drogba but coach Sabri Lamouchi has suggested that the Elephants' all-time top scorer could return to the international fold for the nextround of friendlies.

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