Drogba nets as Ivory Coast draws 2-2 with Paraguay

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Ivory Coast wasted a two-goal lead Sunday in a 2-2 draw with Paraguay in coach Sven-Goran Eriksson's first match in charge.

Didier Drogba netted with a 54th-minute free kick that was deflected by the Paraguay wall and deceived goalkeeper Justo Villar.

Substitute Soulemayne Bamba made it 2-0 in the 74th, arriving late at the far post to volley home a deep cross.

Paraguay substitute Lucas Barrios scored a minute later with a powerful low shot and Aureliano Torres then saw his free kick deflected into the Ivorians' net in the 89th.

Eriksson, who took England to the quarterfinals at the past two World Cups, was appointed in March to lead Ivory Coast in South Africa.