Football: Fifa clears Drogba to play for Galatasaray
ZURICH (AP) - Fifa has provisionally cleared Didier Drogba to play for Galatasaray, though it says his contractual dispute case with Shanghai Shenhua remains open.
Drogba can play in a Champions League last-16, first leg at home to Schalke next Wednesday. He can make his Turkish league debut at Akhisar on Friday.
Shanghai Shenhua has filed a complaint with Fifa that Drogba broke a contract which runs through 2014.
Fifa says its players' status panel has "authorised the Turkish Football Federation to provisionally register" Drogba for Galatasaray, which also signed Wesley Sneijder last month.