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Football | Africa

Drogba not shocked by Fifa



Didier Drogba says he was not overwhelmed by FIFA’s decision to turn down his request to be allowed to leave Shanghai Shenhua on loan to his former club Chelsea ahead of the transfer window.

The Ivory Coast international says he was not expecting a positive response from the world’s football governing body because his request was unusual and there was not guarantee he would succeed.

“I think it is a logical response and I was not shocked at all because it was a special request with no guarantee for a positive response,” the 34-year-old striker said in Abidjan on Tuesday.

“It would have been a bizarre situation if FIFA had accepted. Imagine, a player going elsewhere to play and asking to come back to his former club to play briefly and then going back. I only wanted to try because I felt something could happen, but it didn’t,” he said.

FIFA said the only exception was when a player's contract expired outside a transfer window, which is not Drogba’s case who is under contract with the Chinese club until 2015.

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