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Drogba says he's out of World Cup with broken arm

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Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba screams in pain after being injured during an international friendly test game between the national soccer teams of Ivory Coast and Japan. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott) Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba screams in pain after being injured during an international friendly test game between the national soccer teams of Ivory Coast and Japan. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott)

ION, Switzerland (AP) — Didier Drogba has told teammate Kolo Toure that he will miss the World Cup after breaking his right arm Friday in a warmup match.

Toure says Drogba told him "the World Cup is finished."

The 32-year-old Drogba was taken off 15 minutes into Ivory Coast's 2-0 win over Japan after a high challenge by Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka. He was then rushed to a hospital.

Team spokesman Eric Kacou told The Associated Press that "it is a fracture in his right arm."

Drogba scored 29 goals in 32 Premier League matches this season, helping Chelsea win the title.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

SION, Switzerland (AP) — Captain Didier Drogba has been replaced after being injured 15 minutes into Ivory Coast's friendly with Japan on Friday.

Drogba lay on the turf for two minutes after a high challenge by Japan defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka, who was shown a yellow card.

Drogba limped off the field apparently with pain in his groin and right hip.

Two minutes before the challenge, Ivory Coast took the lead when Drogba's 24-yard free kick was deflected by Tulio into his own net.

 

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