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Soccer-Drogba starts for Ivory Coast, Karagounis for Greece

Reuters

FORTALEZA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast named Didier Drogba in their starting line-up to face Greece in their final World Cup Group C match on Tuesday.

Drogba, regarded as his nation's greatest ever player, came on as a substitute in his side's previous two matches. Ivory Coast fans have been clamouring for his inclusion from the outset.

Defender Kolo Toure and forward Salomon Kalou also start, having begun last week's 2-1 loss to Colombia on the bench.

Greece also made three changes to the side that held Japan to a goalless draw in their last match.

Veteran midfielder Giorgos Karagounis replaces the suspended Kostas Katsouranis, taking the captain's armband and winning his 138th cap.

Dmitris Salpingidis replaces the injured Kostas Mitroglou up front while Lazaros Christodoulopoulos comes into the midfield. (Reporting By Gideon Long; editing by Keith Weir)

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