Drogba mourns fans after stadium tragedy

At least another 130 people were injured when crowds crammed into the Houphouet-Boigny stadium to watch Ivory Coast play Malawi.

However, desperate to see national heroes Didier Drogba, Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Eboue, Salomon Kalou and Didier Zokora, thousands of ticketless fans descended upon the stadium, causing a wall to collapse.

Around 50,000 supporters were in and around the 35,000 capacity ground.

Drogba, who scored twice in Ivory Coast’s 5-0 victory, said the horrific tragedy put football into perspective.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.