Posts Tagged "Ivory Coast"

World Cup 2010: North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast

World Cup 2010: North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast

By on Jun 25, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

I wonder if I’m the only one in the UK, without a vested interest in either side, who is watching this. To access this on the red button you have to bypass Portugal v Brazil. But this game promises goals. Not just because North Korea capitulated after they made their own substitutions, but because in winning, Ivory Coast need a nine goal swing, as well as a Portugal...

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World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast

World Cup 2010: Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast

By on Jun 20, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 5 comments

There is a lot of hyperbole spoken about the Brazilian football team. Probably more than is spoken about any club or national side on the planet. It’s almost a mythology. Admittedly, it’s a mythology based on a handful of the most gifted players that have ever lived (see, even I buy into it, to a degree): Pele, Garrincha, Rivelinho, Zico. Even Brazil teams have...

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World Cup 2010: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal

World Cup 2010: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal

By on Jun 15, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

If this World Cup has yet to really catch, there were high hopes beforehand that these two teams would provide the first really absorbing contest – both are packed with undoubted talent, and are probably battling for a single qualification sport behind Brazil. But with hindsight, this last factor was the critical one and ought to have made us realise that...

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World Cup Preview: Group G

World Cup Preview: Group G

By on May 28, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in just two weeks today, which is so exciting the hair on my legs keeps on spontaneously erupting into flames.  By this time next week – when your correspondent Dotmund (to use his Brazilian footballer nickname) completes his guide to the groups – all the final squads will be announced and we’ll be good to go. ...

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The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

The World Cup Of National Anthems: Part Four

By on Mar 26, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that...

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