World Cup Group C is trouble for prognosticators. Whoever advances out of Colombia, Ivory Coast, Japan and Greece also might be trouble for their knockout-round opponent, too.
Turkey’s Denizbank AS is helping soccer team Galatasaray salvage its season with a $129 million debt agreement.
A foundation founded by Didier Drogba, the Ivory Coast soccer player, will invest 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million) building hospitals in the west African nation.
Oscar Sery says he cycles to his banana and cocoa farm every morning in Ivory Coast with a sinking feeling about what he will find.
Turkish soccer champion Galatasaray’s $57 million of debt due in the next 12 months, racked up by hiring coach Roberto Mancini and players including former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, is drawing whistles from investors.
Didier Drogba, who scored the winning penalty in Chelsea’s Champions League final victory over Bayern Munich, will leave the soccer club at the end of June when his contract expires.
Chelsea soccer striker Didier Drogba has been suffering from malaria, coach Carlo Ancelotti said in a televised news conference.
England soccer team captain Rio Ferdinand will miss the World Cup with a leg injury and Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba may not play after he hurt his arm.
Chelsea has instructed several agents to find a buyer for striker Didier Drogba, the Times reported.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.