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Holland 2-1 Ivory Coast
Friday, 16 June 2006




Holland fans

Dutch fans arrive for their team's Group C game against the Ivory Coast, who impressed against Argentina despite losing

An Ivory Coast fan

The Ivorian supporters have every reason to be in good spirits and believe their exciting side can still make knockout stage

Didier Drogba talks to his team-mates

Ivory Coast talisman Didier Drogba rallies his team before a game they must avoid defeat in to stay in the tournament

Phillip Cocu of Holland beats Didier Zokora in the air to

Phillip Cocu of Holland beats Didier Zokora in the air to head clear in the opening minutes of the match in Stuttgart

Robin van Persie scores

Arsenal forward Robin van Persie puts Holland into the lead with a superbly struck free-kick after 23 minutes

Robin van Persie is mobbed after scoring

Van Persie's is one of the goals of the tournament so far and Holland's joy is clear as he is mobbed by his team-mates

Ruud van Nistelrooy celebrates

The Dutch score again four minutes later when Ruud van Nistelrooy finishes coolly after being set up by Arjen Robben

Edwin van der Sar is beaten

Bakari Kone beats two Holland players and brilliantly fires past goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar to pull a goal back

Edwin van der Sar denies Didier Drogba

Van der Sar produces a save to deny Drogba as the African side push forward in search of an equaliser

Robin van Persie clears off the line

Ivory Coast put the Dutch under real pressure and almost level when Van Persie clears the ball off the line

Holland celebrate

But Holland hang on and their victory means they can celebrate making it through to the second round

Didier Zokora

A dejected Zokora sinks to the turf at the final whistle - the unlucky Ivorians are out but can be proud of their displays

Holland fans celebrate

Holland's colourful fans can now look forward to a match against Argentina which will decide who wins the group



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