It was all set up perfectly for the Ivory Coast. A penalty and Didier Drogba to take it with their second ever trophy on the line. If the best player that the country has ever produced could score from 12 yards out then they would be winners of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations, their first trophy since the 1992 Cup of Nations. Only Drogba didn't score it. He didn't even come close.
You don't get many souvenirs at stadiums with a track around the field, but with the way Drogba skied that one, a little kid just may have gotten his hands on a match ball way back there behind the goal. If that kid is a Ivory Coast supporter, I doubt he'd care though. The trophy that was on Drogba's foot is back up for grabs and the hero of African football gave it, or maybe choked it, away.