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  • Date:20 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:19:30
  • Venue:Soccer City
  • Attendance:84,455
Goal!

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92:53 +2.53

Didier Zokora gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clemente Luis Fabiano. Shot comes in from da Silva Dani Alves from the free kick, save made by Boubacar Barry.

91:43 +1.43

Didier Drogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Silveira Juan. Soares Julio Cesar takes the free kick. Nascimento Ramires replaces De Souza Robinho.

91:30 +1.30

Cheik Tiote takes a shot. Blocked by Silveira Juan.

91:15 +1.15

The ball is delivered by Abdulkader Keita, Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.

90:42 +0.42

Free kick awarded for a foul by De Souza Robinho on Didier Zokora. Guy Demel takes the direct free kick.

89:05

Corner taken left-footed by Siaka Tiene.

88:51

Gnegneri Toure Yaya has an effort at goal. Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.

86:34

Fernandes Michel Bastos challenges Cheik Tiote unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Boubacar Barry. Ricardo Kaka receives a red card for second bookable offence.

85:17

Clemente Luis Fabiano fouled by Cheik Tiote, the ref awards a free kick. Fernandes Michel Bastos takes the direct free kick. Caution for Cheik Tiote.

84:10

Unfair challenge on Fernandes Michel Bastos by Cheik Tiote results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos. Ricardo Kaka is booked.

83:49

Cheik Tiote challenges Ricardo Kaka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos.

83:03

Foul by Didier Drogba on Ferreira Lucio, free kick awarded. Ferreira Lucio takes the free kick.

81:53

Ndri Romaric delivers the ball, Sisenando Maicon manages to make a clearance.

78:35

Didier Drogba scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast.Gnegneri Toure Yaya provided the assist for the goal.

77:56

Corner taken by da Silva Dani Alves played to the near post, clearance made by Guy Demel.

76:25

Unfair challenge on De Carvalho Felipe Melo by Gnegneri Toure Yaya results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gilberto Silva.

76:01

Ricardo Kaka concedes a free kick for a foul on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

75:19

Unfair challenge on da Silva Dani Alves by Ndri Romaric results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by De Souza Robinho.

74:23

Abdulkader Keita concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernandes Michel Bastos. Direct free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos. Abdulkader Keita booked.

74:00

Shot by da Silva Dani Alves from 30 yards. Save made by Boubacar Barry.

73:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on De Souza Robinho. De Souza Robinho takes the direct free kick.

73:11

Didier Drogba challenges da Silva Dani Alves unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sisenando Maicon.

72:41

Guy Demel fouled by Clemente Luis Fabiano, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Guy Demel.

72:18

Abdulkader Keita gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Kaka. Silveira Juan takes the free kick.

71:55

Ndri Romaric takes a shot from 30 yards. Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.

71:26

Emmanuel Eboue goes off and Ndri Romaric comes on.

70:24

Inswinging corner taken by Cheik Tiote.

69:13

Sisenando Maicon has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

69:05

Shot by Ricardo Kaka from 25 yards. Kolo Toure gets a block in.

67:08

Salomon Kalou leaves the field to be replaced by Abdulkader Keita.

66:40

Blumer Elano goes off and da Silva Dani Alves comes on.

63:39

Corner taken left-footed by Siaka Tiene to the near post, clearance made by Silveira Juan.

61:45

Blumer Elano finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brazil 3-0 Ivory Coast.Assist on the goal came from Ricardo Kaka.

60:58

Shot by Ricardo Kaka from 12 yards. Boubacar Barry makes a save.

59:51

Shot from a long way out by Blumer Elano goes wide of the left-hand upright.

59:05

De Souza Robinho fouled by Guy Demel, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by De Souza Robinho.

57:37

Didier Drogba is caught offside. Soares Julio Cesar restarts play with the free kick.

57:15

Blumer Elano concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheik Tiote. Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes the direct free kick.

55:57

Long range effort by Cheik Tiote goes wide right of the net.

55:36

Centre by Didier Drogba, Silveira Juan gets a block in.

53:36

Aruna Dindane goes off and Yao Gervinho comes on.

53:02

Aruna Dindane delivers the ball, Didier Drogba produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

52:30

De Souza Robinho concedes a free kick for a foul on Emmanuel Eboue. Aruna Dindane restarts play with the free kick.

49:57

Goal scored by Clemente Luis Fabiano from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Brazil 2-0 Ivory Coast.

49:35

The ball is delivered by Guy Demel, Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.

46:51

Ricardo Kaka fouled by Aruna Dindane, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos.

42:20

Clemente Luis Fabiano concedes a free kick for a foul on Siaka Tiene. Free kick taken by Salomon Kalou.

41:27

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.

40:52

Shot from outside the box by Emmanuel Eboue goes wide right of the target.

40:35

Cheik Tiote crosses the ball, Fernandes Michel Bastos manages to make a clearance.

40:17

Cheik Tiote delivers the ball, blocked by Blumer Elano.

39:21

Fernandes Michel Bastos concedes a free kick for a foul on Aruna Dindane. Guy Demel restarts play with the free kick.

38:46

Siaka Tiene fouled by Ferreira Lucio, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Boubacar Barry.

37:40

Aruna Dindane takes a shot. Save by Soares Julio Cesar.

36:58

The ball is swung over by Guy Demel, Aruna Dindane takes a shot. Blocked by Ferreira Lucio.

35:59

Guy Demel sends in a cross, save by Soares Julio Cesar.

32:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clemente Luis Fabiano by Cheik Tiote. Direct free kick taken by De Carvalho Felipe Melo.

32:19

Fernandes Michel Bastos sends in a cross, clearance by Didier Zokora.

30:28

Siaka Tiene challenges Blumer Elano unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sisenando Maicon. Siaka Tiene is booked.

30:02

Fernandes Michel Bastos concedes a free kick for a foul on Aruna Dindane. Direct free kick taken by Guy Demel.

28:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ferreira Lucio by Cheik Tiote. Blumer Elano restarts play with the free kick.

27:39

Centre by Blumer Elano.

26:52

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Blumer Elano, clearance made by Didier Drogba.

24:16

Clemente Luis Fabiano fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Brazil 1-0 Ivory Coast.Assist by Ricardo Kaka.

23:29

Didier Drogba challenges Sisenando Maicon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ferreira Lucio takes the free kick.

19:58

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Blumer Elano, save made by Boubacar Barry.

19:53

The ball is sent over by Sisenando Maicon, Guy Demel makes a clearance.

18:27

Gilberto Silva has an effort at goal. De Souza Robinho takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar. Didier Zokora gets a block in.

17:56

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Blumer Elano from the right by-line.

15:00

Ferreira Lucio fouled by Guy Demel, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Soares Julio Cesar.

14:06

Ferreira Lucio concedes a free kick for a foul on Didier Drogba. Emmanuel Eboue crosses the ball in from the free kick, Soares Julio Cesar makes a save.

14:01

The ball is sent over by Aruna Dindane, Ferreira Lucio makes a clearance.

13:26

Clemente Luis Fabiano challenges Gnegneri Toure Yaya unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

13:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Kaka on Emmanuel Eboue. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

11:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gilberto Silva on Emmanuel Eboue. Didier Drogba has an effort direct from the free kick.

9:46

Emmanuel Eboue concedes a free kick for a foul on De Carvalho Felipe Melo. Direct free kick taken by Gilberto Silva.

8:53

Foul by Aruna Dindane on Fernandes Michel Bastos, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos.

3:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aruna Dindane by Fernandes Michel Bastos. Siaka Tiene takes the free kick.

1:48

Unfair challenge on Fernandes Michel Bastos by Emmanuel Eboue results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Fernandes Michel Bastos.

0:41

Effort on goal by De Souza Robinho from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

0:14

Blumer Elano concedes a free kick for a foul on Cheik Tiote. Free kick taken by Siaka Tiene.

The match begins.

The referee blows for half time.

The game restarts for the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Dunga slams injury "fantasies" Brazil coach Dunga was furious with journalists from his country spreading "fantasies" about players in his team being injured. The five-time world champions take on the Ivory Coast at Soccer City on Sunday night looking to make it two wins from two in Group G but, as on the night before his team took on North Korea, Dunga again lashed out at the press, this time for taking unauthorised photographs during a closed section of a training session. He was angry at reports that Gilberto Silva and Julio Cesar were injured, something he and team doctor Jose Luiz Runco denied. He said: "I am not here to put out your fires. tThis morning Julio Cesar was injured, this afternoon Julio Cesar, you said, was the best player. We have had a closed session and somebody has taken a photograph and someone has said that Gilberto is not there. "The journalist who wrote that has to give his reasons to the Brazilian fans. The press creates certain fantasies and causes panic. They should apologise to Brazilian fans." Dunga is expecting a more open game against the African side than they experienced against North Korea, who did a good job of stifling Brazil for 55 minutes before conceding a goal. He said: "It's going to be a totally different game, we expect that the two teams are going to attack but what we've seen so far is that all teams defend well. It is difficult to define how the game will go. I think it will be more open but I don't think there will be many opportunities created." Dunga would not confirm whether the team he put out on Tuesday - incidentally numbered one to 11 - would start again, and though he expects Kaka to again play a part he is not sure whether he will be able to last 90 minutes after an injury-disrupted season at Real Madrid. He said: "Kaka, as everybody knows, hasn't played for some time and we have had a special plan for his recovery. It was foreseeable that he wasn't going to play the full 90 minutes against North Korea because of the speed of the game. I am happy Kaka played as well as he did, we believe he is going to evolve and that the rhythm of his play will get better. We are going to have to establish whether he can play the full 90 minutes." Dunga sees the Ivory Coast as a good all-round side, and in Sven-Goran Eriksson - a former coach of his during a spell at Italian side Fiorentina - he believes they have an expert tactician at the helm. "I think the Ivory Coast have a good balance between offensive and defensive players. Everyone talks about Didier Drogba and you cannot ignore his quality but we can't only neutralise one player, we need to concentrate on the Ivory Coast as a whole," he said. "Eriksson was my trainer in Fiorentina a long time ago. He is a very well-prepared trainer who has coached in the UK and Mexico and a lot of other places. I don't know exactly what he's going to do tactically tomorrow but I have no doubt they will be well organised and play good football." Sven-Goran Eriksson is hopeful that Ivory Coast superstar Didier Drogba can be unleashed and does not anticipate his much-discussed protective cast to cause any problems. Drogba came on as a substitute in the opening Group G match against Portugal after FIFA and a delegation from the Portuguese federation approved the cast he has on his arm to protect a fracture suffered in a World Cup warm-up match. Eriksson would not confirm that the Chelsea star would start, but sounded optimistic and did not anticipate any more problems with the cast. Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz questioned the decision to permit it after the match and Brazil team doctor Jose Luiz Runco wanted assurances that there were no "metallic elements" to it. The Swede said: "We are not sure yet but we will speak to him. He might be ready. "(The cast) was an issue after the game which I did not understand. FIFA have looked at it, the referee looked at it and decided it's not a problem. It's not dangerous so I expect the same thing will be done. I am very confident that will not be a problem."

Formation:4231Manager: Carlos Dunga

Brazil

Formation: 451Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Ivory Coast

  • Soares Julio Cesar
  • Sisenando Maicon
  • Ferreira Lucio
  • Silveira Juan
  • Fernandes Michel Bastos
  • Blumer Elano
  • Gilberto Silva
  • De Carvalho Felipe Melo
  • Ricardo Kaka
  • Clemente Luis Fabiano
  • De Souza Robinho
  • SUBS
  • Heurelho Gomes
  • da Silva Dani Alves
  • Anderson Luisao
  • Emiliano Thiago Silva
  • Da Silva Gilberto
  • Anunciado Josue
  • Nascimento Ramires
  • Cesar Julio Baptista
  • Jose Kleberson
  • Honorato da Silva Nilmar
  • Libano Batista Grafite
  • Alexander Doni

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Match Report

Kaka dismissal spoils successful night for Samba Stars Kaka was controversially sent off as a brace from Luis Fabiano and an Elano strike helped Brazil ease to a 3-1 victory in their battle with Ivory Coast at Soccer City. Didier Drogba grabbed a late goal for the Elephants, but the game was marred by the late dismissal of Kaka for an off the-the-ball foul on Kader Keita. It came too late, though, for the Elephants to respond as they slipped to a defeat that leaves them with just a point in Group G, while Brazil now have six. Chelsea forward Drogba, a second-half substitute in the goalless draw against Portugal last week, was named in the starting line-up by coach Sven-Goran Eriksson, while Brazil were unchanged for the much-anticipated encounter in Johannesburg. The South Americans had a chance inside the opening 60 seconds when a quick break through the middle ended with Robinho sending a dipping shot narrowly over Boubacar Barry's goal from 30 yards. The Elephants had three free-kicks in dangerous positions on the right, but the quality of delivery was poor, including one from Drogba that flew over. When Emmanuel Eboue did manage to send over a decent set-piece from the left, Julio Cesar punched the ball away. At the other end, Gilberto Silva smashed an Elano corner from 12 yards out into a defender after 19 minutes, before the deadlock was eventually broken by Luis Fabiano six minutes later. Robinho and Kaka were heavily involved in the build-up with the Real Madrid midfielder threading a neat final pass to the striker to blast home from six yards out on the right. The goal initially deflated the Africans, but Aruna Dindane and then Eboue sparked some life back into their attack with decent long-range efforts before half-time. Five minutes after the restart, the advantage was doubled by Luis Fabiano, who looked to have used his arm to control the ball in the build-up. The initial problem was created when Siaka Tiene allowed the ball to bounce, letting the striker take charge and beat two defenders, before volleying home. Drogba should have grabbed a goal straight back for his side, but could only head Dindane's cross wide. The former Portsmouth striker was immediately replaced by Yao Gervinho, but it was Brazil that continued to press. After Kaka's close-range effort was punched away by Barry, the Ivorian goalkeeper was helpless to stop Elano scoring a third - the Madrid midfielder providing a telling low pass from the right that was guided in by Elano at the far post. That goal came after 65 minutes and shortly afterwards Maicon sent a low 20-yard shot into the side-netting with Brazil well on top. With nothing to lose, Eriksson threw on Ndri Romaric, who almost made an instant impact with his driving 20-yard shot only parried by Cesar. Drogba finally made his mark in the 79th minute in a move inspired by Gervinho. The Lille striker ran almost the length of the pitch and then, after being stopped in his tracks, pulled the ball back to Yaya Toure to lift over a good cross for the Chelsea forward to head home. The game got slightly scrappy late on and Kaka received his marching orders after being shown a second yellow card. Cheik Tiote forced Cesar to tip over a late effort but the game was decided by then.

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