Didier Drogba scored as Ivory Coast overcame Senegal 3-1 in a World Cup African Zone qualifying match at Abidjan on Saturday to boost hopes of a third consecutive World Cup appearance.

The results (play-offs): Burkina Faso 3 (Pitroipa 45+2, D. Kone 65, Bance 86-pen) bt Algeria 2 (Feghouli 50, Medjani 69); Ivory Coast 3 (Drogba 5-pen, L. Sane 14-og, Kalou 50) bt Senegal 1 (Cisse 90+6). — AFP

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