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Ivory Coast - World Cup 2010

Ivory Coast - World Cup 2010

Drogba upbeat

DIDIER DROGBA'S Ivory Coast side bowed out with a hollow 3-0 victory in their final Group G game.

North Korea 0 - 3 Ivory Coast: Eriksson proud of Ivory Coast despite early exit

SVEN-GORAN Eriksson felt his Ivory Coast players had made their country proud despite seeing their World Cup campaign end. Ivory Coast ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over North Korea in their final Group G game in Nelspruit but it was not enough to earn a place in the second round.

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Ivory Coast 3 - 0 North Korea: Three goals not enough for Sven's men

YAYA Toure, Romaric and Salomon Kalou were on target as Ivory Coast's World Cup campaign ended with a hollow victory over North Korea.

Sven-Goran Eriksson reveals frustration

IVORY COAST boss Sven-Goran Eriksson feels it is a shame his team are likely to exit the World Cup without showing their true potential.

World Cup daily: Friday 25 June 2010

Portugal and Brazil go head-to-head with both expected to progress to the last 16, while Spain need to beat Chile to ensure they avoid joining Italy and France in the departure lounge.

Africans are overcome by home stress, says Ivory Coast's Salomon Kalou

THE strain of living up to the raised expectations of playing on home soil is the reason most African countries have underperformed at the World Cup, according to Ivory Coast striker Salomon Kalou.

Concern for Hibs as Sol Bamba is again left out by Ivory Coast

HIBS defender Sol Bamba was left on the bench last night as the Ivory Coast went down 3-1 to Brazil.

Brazil 3 - 1 Ivory Coast: Red card for Kaka takes shine off Brazil's march into second round

KAKA was controversially sent off as a brace from Luis Fabiano and an Elano strike helped Brazil ease to victory in their battle with Ivory Coast at Soccer City last night.

Hughes admits concern over Sol Bamba knee scare

HIBS boss John Hughes today expressed his concern on learning the knee problem which dogged Sol Bamba last season has flared up again as the big defender prepares for tomorrow's World Cup clash with Brazil.

Bamba eager to face Brazil

HIBS defender Sol Bamba is facing a race to against time to be fit for the Ivory Coast's World Cup match against Brazil this weekend.

Burst Baw: Vote for the worst World Cup shirt

Every World Cup produces shirts which fall into the good, the bad and the damn right ugly categories. Browse our not-so magnificent seven below and then vote in our online poll.

World Cup daily: Wednesday 16 June 2010

North Korea gave Brazil a scare yesterday as the tournament sprung into life. All eyes will be on Spain today who will be looking to get their World Cup off to a positive start.

Ivory Coast 0 - 0 Portugal: Ronaldo left frustrated by resilient Ivory Coast

CRISTIANO Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure after being denied by the woodwork and picking up a booking in Portugal's stalemate against the Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast 0 - 0 Portugal: Ronaldo strike a rare highlight from tepid encounter

CRISTIANO Ronaldo was denied by the woodwork as Portugal and Ivory Coast had to make do with a point apiece in Port Elizabeth.

World Cup daily: Tuesday 15 June 2010

The football at this year's World Cup hasn't set the heather alight so far but today's star-studded match between the Ivory Coast and Portugal could provide the tournament with a much-needed spark.

Toure: Portugal stars don't scare us

IVORY COAST star Yaya Toure is relishing the chance to test himself against Portugal's all-star line-up as his World Cup adventure gets under way.

Sol's sojourn puts Hibs boss in quandary

HIBS boss John Hughes today admitted he hopes Sol Bamba has a "fantastic" World Cup despite knowing the further the Ivory Coast go in the competition the greater the headache he'll have.

Eriksson hopeful Drogba can face Portugal

IVORY Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is quietly confident striker Didier Drogba could play in today's World Cup opener against Portugal.

Hibs star Sol Bamba on World Cup red alert

HIBS ace Sol Bamba has revealed how he's been putting in overtime on the training ground as he bids to snuff out the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo and Simao as the Ivory Coast face up to Portugal in their first World Cup match.

World Cup 2010: Sol Bamba feels benefit of Eriksson's experience

HIBERNIAN defender Sol Bamba is enjoying the new Ivory Coast coaching regime under Sven-Goran Eriksson and believes his team are well prepared for their World Cup campaign, which begins against Portugal on Tuesday.

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