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WORLD CUP 2010: Kolo Toure convinced Ivory Coast know how to cope with Brazil and Portugal

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11 Jun 2010 15:25:23

WORLD CUP 2010: Kolo Toure convinced Ivory Coast know how to cope with Brazil and Portugal

Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure is hoping his side's knowledge of Brazilian and Portuguese rivals will come in handy as they look to advance from the World Cup's 'group of death'.  Sven-Goran Eriksson's team have their work cut out to get to the knockout phase in South Africa, with a tough opening assignment against Portugal followed by clashes with Brazil and North Korea in Group G.   But Toure is upbeat the Elephants will have the know-how to get to the last 16.   Playing it cool: Toure (left) will not panic about facing Brazil and Portugal The 29-year-old Manchester City man said: 'We've got a talented squad. We're well prepared and we will work very hard, but we know it's going to be tough against Brazil and Portugal especially.  'Of course, my team-mates and I have played against many of their players in European club competitions so we know what to expect.   'North Korea are much less familiar. If we can get through to the second round, who knows?'  Click here to sign up for Sportsmail's daily World Cup emailMessi: How the small, shy boy from a suburb turned into a global superstar As Fabio turns into Mr Angry again, ref has a warning for Rooney...Sacre bleu! Domenech's French stars are revolting as Henry is axedGROUP G LOWDOWN: Brazil, Ivory Coast, North Korea and PortugalBrazil boost as Dunga expects his No 1 Cesar to be fit to for North KoreaRonaldo lights up Nani gloom as dream ends for his former United pal


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