How Drogba and his teammates helped end a war

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The players had just made history, securing Ivory Coast’s place at the 2006 World Cup, their first ever appearance at the global tournament with a 3-1 victory away over Sudan.

Though the scene in the changing room was one of jubilation, the players had more pressing concerns on their minds.

At the time of the match, the Ivory Coast was embroiled in a bloody civil war which would kill an estimated 4,000 people and displaced over 1 million.

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