Drogba gets Euro clearance, Lazio fined
NYON, Switzerland (AFP) - Didier Drogba will be allowed to play in Galatasaray's Champions League clash against Schalke after the German club had their objections over his eligibility thrown out by Uefa on Wednesday.
Schalke, who came away from Istanbul with a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their last 16 clash, believed that the transfer of the former Chelsea striker from Shanghai Shenhua to the Turkish side was completed after the registration deadline.
But the European governing body said that the deal was completed according to the rules.
"Having examined all the documents of the case, the Control and Disciplinary Body decided to reject the protest lodged by Schalke," said a Uefa statement.