Queiroz unhappy over Drogba

Portugal head coach Carlos Queiroz has called into question the decision to allow striker Didier Drogba to play for the Ivory Coast with a small cast still protecting his broken arm.

Drogba played the last 25 minutes of the goalless stalemate between the two sides in Port Elizabeth, with Queiroz seemingly far from happy.

He told reporters:"It's not for us to decide whether Drogba should play or not, it depends on FIFA.

"During the delegates' meeting which was held, the FIFA delegates decided the referee's decision was final. That was a bit odd as far as we were concerned.

"There are rules and regulations and for example, sometimes players can't play wearing a string bracelet, but a player can fracture his arm and play with a plaster cast and put at risk the Portugal players.

"I would like to know if the rules are the same for everybody.

"If you can't play with a simple string bracelet and somebody can play with a strapping as Drogba did, that's a little bit unusual.

"Maybe the rules will be changed now, we don't know."

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