Côte d'Ivoire captain Didier Drogba is poised to face Brazil in Sunday's FIFA World Cup™ clash despite having broken his arm, coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said Thursday.

"It wouldn't be suprising if Drogba plays from the start against Brazil. He came on for 25 minutes against Portugal and it went well," said Eriksson.

Drogba underwent surgery on June 5 after fracturing his arm in a pre-FIFA World Cup friendly against Japan, an injury which threatened his participation at the tournament.

When he came on in the 0-0 draw with Portugal on Tuesday, he wore a cast to protect the injury.