Drogba was part of the Galatasaray team that has made it to the last eight of the Champions League after eliminating Schalke 4-3 on aggregate, but was left off the list of 28 players that shows four goalkeepers, seven defenders, nine midfielders and eight strikers.
The coach of the Elephants will hold a press briefing on Monday to give the reasons behind his selections.
Cote d'Ivoire currently leads Group C with four points from two games.
The full squad:
Goalkeepers: Barry Boubacar, Gbohouo Sylvain, Sangare Badra, Cisse Abdoul Karim
Defenders: Bamba Souleiman, Boka Arthur, Brou Benjamin, Akpa Akpro, Zokora Didier, Toure Kolo, Ismael Traore
Midfielders: Abdul Razack, Karaboue Losseni, Gradel Max, Tiote Cheick, Toure Yaya, Sio Giovanni, Kone Kouamatien, Konan Didier, Serey Geoffroy
Strikers: Doumbia Seydou, Zougoula Koelly, Salomon Kalou, Kone Arouna, Traore Lacina, Gohou Gerard, Bony Wilfried, Kouassi Gervais