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Didier Drogba was feared lost for the 2010 World Cup after breaking his arm on a high challenge by Japanese defender Marcus Tulio Tanaka in the final friendly before group play began. The Ivory Coast striker had surgery to repair the arm, was outfitted with a soft cast and allowed to play in the first match against Portugal (0-0 draw), coming on as a substitute in the 66th minute.

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