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Ivory Coast

  1. Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal
    Tuesday, 15 June Match report
  2. Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast
    Sunday, 20 June Match report
  3. North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast
    Friday, 25 June Match report

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3 Total Ivory Coast
19|26 Total Ivory Coast
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4 Total Ivory Coast
4 Total Ivory Coast
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
49|37 Total Ivory Coast
5|0 Total Ivory Coast

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Having Sven-Goran Eriksson in charge at a World Cup normally guarantees a quarter-final spot, but one glance at the opponents his Ivory Coast side will face in Group G means that assumption looks more than a little foolhardy. To find yourself in a "Group of Death" once is unlucky, to find yourself in there twice in four years is plain unfortunate. The luckless Elephants were paired with Argentina, the Netherlands and Serbia and Montenegro at their World Cup bow in 2006, so you can imagine how a nation's heart sank all over again when they were presented with Brazil and Portugal at December's draw - although the lesser-known quantity of North Korea may offer some hope.

The Ivory Coast are blessed with a phenomenal array of European-based talent, but accusations are often levelled at the likes of Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou that club comes before country. So, with Eriksson hardly renowned for ruling with a rod of iron, there are fears player power could again be their undoing. The Swede has had barely had any time to work with his squad and met many of them for the very first time when they arrived at a training camp on 24 May - not the sort of preparation you need when preparing for the might of Brazil and Portugal.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Boubacar Barry Lokeren 30 47
2 DF Brou Angoua Valenciennes 21 7
3 DF Arthur Boka VfB Stuttgart 27 55
4 DF Kolo Toure Man City 29 84
5 MF Didier Zokora Sevilla 29 89
6 DF Steve Gohouri Wigan 29 12
7 FW Seydou Doumbia Young Boys 22 8
8 FW Salomon Kalou Chelsea 24 34
9 MF Ismael Tiote FC Twente 24 12
10 FW Gervinho Lille 23 18
11 FW Didier Drogba Chelsea 32 71
12 MF Jean-Jacques Gosso Monaco 27 7
13 MF Romaric Sevilla 27 42
14 MF Emmanuel Kone International Curtea-de-Arges 23 12
15 FW Aruna Dindane Portsmouth 29 60
16 GK Aristide Zogbo Maccabi Netanya 28 6
17 DF Siaka Tiene Valenciennes 28 58
18 FW Abdulkader Keita Galatasaray 28 57
19 MF Yaya Toure Barcelona 27 52
20 DF Guy Demel Hamburg 29 26
21 DF Emmanuel Eboue Arsenal 27 55
22 DF Souleymane Bamba Hibernian 25 17
23 GK Daniel Yeboah ASEC Mimosas 25 4

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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