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Drogba comes on in 66th minute

Updated: June 15, 2010, 2:52 PM ET
Associated Press

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa -- Didier Drogba made an unlikely return to action midway through the second half of Ivory Coast's World Cup opener against Portugal on Tuesday, only 11 days after breaking his right arm.

Cleared to play shortly before kickoff at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, his entrance as a 66th-minute substitute was greeted by huge cheers and vuvuzelas drowning out drumming by Ivorian fans for the first time in the match.

But not everyone was happy to see him on the ...

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