Didier Drogba turns 36 years old in March and the former Chelsea player knows that this upcoming World Cup will probably be his last one and he wants to make a big impact with his national side.
The Ivorian player has not enjoyed the best of times in World Cups as they have had to face tough competition on the previous years that the worldwide was held. Back in 2006 they were drawn into a group that had Argentina, Netherlands and Serbia meanwhile in 2010 his side had to face off against Brazil, Portugal and North Korea.
Ivory Coast are hoping that this time around they can get into the further stages of the competition with their captain Drogba not holding anything back in his last World Cup. Ivory Coast enjoyed a fairly successful run in the group stages as they had to fight their way to the top of Group C and concluded those rounds without losing a single match.
Morocco, Tanzania and Gambia also played in Group C with Ivory Coast but the team of Didier Drogba blasted their way to the top of the Group with 14 points meanwhile Morocco came in 2nd place with 9 points. Tanzia snatched the 3rd spot and in last place was Gambia as the team could only manage to secure 1 victory out of all the 6 matches played.
Yaya Toure is another high profile player that will be representing Ivory Coast and expectations are high for him as he was short-listed for the World footballer of the year award and the Manchester City played has been one of the most consistent figures for the Premier League team as he has played in every single match for his club in this season arguably becoming one of their most important players in midfield.