By Iain Rogers
BRASILIA, June 19 (Reuters) - Talismanic striker Didier Drogba was again left on the bench for Ivory Coast's World Cup Group C match against Colombia in Brasilia on Thursday.
The 36-year-old, who has 63 goals in 102 appearances for the African nation, came on in the second half of their opening game against Japan with his team trailing 1-0 and helped inspire a 2-1 comeback victory.
Colombia coach Jose Pekerman fielded the same team that thumped Greece 3-0 in their opening game, with Teofilo Gutierrez in the central striker's role. (Editing by Justin Palmer)