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  • Date:25 Jun 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Mbombela Stadium
  • Attendance:34,634
Goal!

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95mins

The ball is sent over by Cheik Tiote, Kolo Toure has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

95mins

Cheik Tiote produces a cross, Jun-Il Ri makes a clearance.

94mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yong-Hak Ahn. Yong-Hak Ahn restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Arthur Boka produces a cross, Didier Drogba has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

90mins

Salomon Kalou is caught offside. Jun-Il Ri takes the indirect free kick.

89mins

Chol-Jin Pak challenges Salomon Kalou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Didier Drogba from left channel.

87mins

Arthur Boka produces a cross.

86mins

The official flags Seydou Doumbia offside. Jun-Il Ri restarts play with the free kick.

86mins

Arthur Boka fouled by Nam-Chol Pak, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Didier Drogba.

85mins

Jun-Il Ri fouled by Kolo Toure, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jun-Il Ri.

85mins

Aruna Dindane crosses the ball, clearance made by Jun-Il Ri.

85mins

Short corner taken by Emmanuel Eboue.

84mins

Emmanuel Eboue sends in a cross, clearance by Jun-Il Ri.

82mins

Arthur Boka sends in a cross, Salomon Kalou finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Korea DPR 0-3 Ivory Coast.The assist for the goal came from Arthur Boka.

81mins

Tae-Se Jong takes a shot. Kolo Toure gets a block in.

80mins

Corner taken by Emmanuel Eboue from the right by-line, Didier Drogba takes a shot. Myong-Guk Ri makes a save.

79mins

Centre by Arthur Boka, Kwang-Chon Ri makes a clearance.

79mins

Yong-Jo Hong concedes a free kick for a foul on Aruna Dindane. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.

79mins

Ndri Romaric goes off and Seydou Doumbia comes on.

78mins

Kum-Chol Choe takes a shot. Boubacar Barry makes a save.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yun-Nam Ji by Didier Drogba. Free kick taken by Myong-Guk Ri.

77mins

Jong-Hyok Cha sends in a cross, Tae-Se Jong takes a shot. Boubacar Barry makes a save.

75mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Cheik Tiote on Kum-Chol Choe. Nam-Chol Pak takes the free kick.

72mins

Shot on goal by Salomon Kalou from just inside the area goes over the target.

71mins

Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Save by Myong-Guk Ri.

69mins

Shot by Arthur Boka from outside the box goes over the target.

68mins

Ndri Romaric takes a shot. Save by Myong-Guk Ri.

67mins

Didier Zokora concedes a free kick for a foul on Tae-Se Jong. Kum-Chol Choe replaces In-Guk Mun. Free kick taken by Tae-Se Jong.

66mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya takes a shot. Chol-Jin Pak gets a block in.

66mins

Didier Drogba fouled by Kwang-Chon Ri, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Cheik Tiote.

64mins

Yao Gervinho leaves the field to be replaced by Salomon Kalou. Abdulkader Keita goes off and Aruna Dindane comes on.

64mins

Centre by Abdulkader Keita.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Arthur Boka on Yong-Jo Hong. Kwang-Chon Ri restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Arthur Boka sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Didier Drogba from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yong-Hak Ahn by Cheik Tiote. Direct free kick taken by Yong-Hak Ahn.

61mins

A cross is delivered by Arthur Boka.

59mins

The referee blows for offside against In-Guk Mun. Boubacar Barry restarts play with the free kick.

59mins

Tae-Se Jong has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

56mins

Close range headed effort by Didier Drogba goes wide of the left-hand post.

55mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ndri Romaric from the left by-line.

55mins

The ball is crossed by Abdulkader Keita, Jun-Il Ri manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Tae-Se Jong takes a shot. Save by Boubacar Barry.

52mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya produces a cross, clearance made by Chol-Jin Pak.

51mins

Effort on goal by Emmanuel Eboue from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

51mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya sends in a cross.

49mins

Abdulkader Keita fouled by Nam-Chol Pak, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Ndri Romaric, Kolo Toure takes a shot. Save by Myong-Guk Ri.

49mins

Tae-Se Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Arthur Boka. Free kick taken by Didier Zokora.

48mins

Abdulkader Keita gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kwang-Chon Ri. Free kick taken by Kwang-Chon Ri.

46mins

The ball is delivered by Yao Gervinho, clearance made by Jun-Il Ri.

45mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ndri Romaric from the right by-line, clearance made by Tae-Se Jong.

44mins

Didier Drogba crosses the ball, Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Myong-Guk Ri makes a save.

43mins

Effort on goal by Emmanuel Eboue from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

42mins

Foul by Gnegneri Toure Yaya on Kwang-Chon Ri, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Myong-Guk Ri.

40mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yao Gervinho on Nam-Chol Pak. Myong-Guk Ri takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Effort from just inside the box by Yao Gervinho strikes the post.

36mins

Jong-Hyok Cha produces a cross, save made by Boubacar Barry.

34mins

The ball is delivered by Tae-Se Jong, Header by In-Guk Mun from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

34mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yong-Jo Hong by Ndri Romaric. Free kick taken by Jun-Il Ri.

31mins

The ball is delivered by Emmanuel Eboue, Effort on goal by Abdulkader Keita from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

31mins

The official flags Tae-Se Jong offside. Didier Zokora takes the indirect free kick.

30mins

The referee penalises Tae-Se Jong for handball. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Abdulkader Keita.

27mins

Corner taken short by Emmanuel Eboue.

26mins

Abdulkader Keita produces a cross.

25mins

Ndri Romaric gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yong-Hak Ahn. Free kick taken by Chol-Jin Pak.

23mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nam-Chol Pak by Cheik Tiote. Yong-Jo Hong produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

22mins

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Didier Drogba misses to the left of the goal.

20mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Ndri Romaric fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Korea DPR 0-2 Ivory Coast.Assist on the goal came from Didier Drogba.

18mins

Foul by Didier Zokora on Yong-Jo Hong, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Yong-Jo Hong from the free kick.

17mins

Effort from outside the area by Ndri Romaric hits the post.

17mins

A cross is delivered by Abdulkader Keita, Jun-Il Ri manages to make a clearance.

16mins

Centre by Arthur Boka, Jun-Il Ri manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

14mins

Gnegneri Toure Yaya finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Korea DPR 0-1 Ivory Coast.Assist by Arthur Boka.

12mins

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Myong-Guk Ri makes a save.

12mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Yao Gervinho. Myong-Guk Ri takes the indirect free kick.

11mins

The ball is sent over by Abdulkader Keita, save by Myong-Guk Ri.

10mins

A cross is delivered by Yao Gervinho, Kwang-Chon Ri manages to make a clearance.

8mins

Nam-Chol Pak concedes a free kick for a foul on Ndri Romaric. Ndri Romaric produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Myong-Guk Ri.

8mins

Abdulkader Keita sends in a cross.

3mins

Arthur Boka takes a shot. Myong-Guk Ri makes a save.

2mins

Centre by Abdulkader Keita, clearance made by Chol-Jin Pak.

2mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Arthur Boka from the right by-line, Jun-Il Ri manages to make a clearance.

1mins

Abdulkader Keita takes a shot. Save by Myong-Guk Ri.

The referee gets the game underway.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

The second half begins.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Coach Kim expects warm welcome upon return home North Korea coach Kim Jong-hun claims his players will be welcomed back home this weekend "with open arms". Attitudes towards the World Cup and the national team inside dictator Kim Jong-il's isolationist state have been a matter of intrigue throughout the tournament. It was reported that North Korea's last match, their 7-0 thrashing by Portugal on Monday, was to be given a rare live broadcast in the country. However, as the Cape Town thrashing condemned the North Koreans to an early exit from the South African tournament, it is claimed state-run media have not mentioned it since. Information from the country is limited but coach Kim has told the outside world his players are well respected. Kim said: "As we cannot go to the next round my staff and players did not meet the expectations of our countrymen. "Nevertheless our people, even though we didn't play too well, will welcome us with open arms. "If we had got better results I am sure it would have been better for everyone but for the young children in North Korea who are football fans, I think they will be more motivated and more interested in football." Sven-Goran Eriksson admits Ivory Coast must overturn near impossible odds to reach the second round. The Ivorians not only need to win and hope Brazil beat Portugal at the same time, but they need to see a nine-goal swing in the process. Former England boss Eriksson said: "It is a strange situation in the group. "I think we have played good football but we are in a situation which is extremely difficult. "You can't really go and tell your players to go and score eight or nine goals because that is not realistic. "We are going to try to do our best but that amount of goals is very unlikely."

Formation:541Manager: Jong-hun Kim

Korea DPR

Formation: 433Manager: Sven Goran Eriksson

Ivory Coast

  • Myong-Guk Ri
  • Jong-Hyok Cha
  • Chol-Jin Pak
  • Jun-Il Ri
  • Yun-Nam Ji
  • Kwang-Chon Ri
  • Yong-Jo Hong
  • Yong-Hak Ahn
  • Nam-Chol Pak
  • In-Guk Mun
  • Tae-Se Jong
  • SUBS
  • Myong-Gil Kim
  • Kum-il Kim
  • Chol-Hyok An
  • Kum-Chol Choe
  • Nam-Chol Pak
  • Yong-Jun Kim
  • Song-Chol Nam
  • Chol-Myong Ri
  • Kwang-Hyok Ri
  • Kyong-Il Kim
  • Sung Hyok Pak
  • Myong-Won Kim

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Match Report

Toure begins Coast cruise Yaya Toure, Romaric and Salomon Kalou were on target as Ivory Coast's World Cup campaign ended with a hollow 3-0 victory over North Korea. Sven-Goran Eriksson's side struck twice inside 20 minutes as they tore into their limited opponents from the outset, but only frustration followed in their final Group G game. The Africans had 14 shots, 10 on target, as they dominated the first half and sensed an unlikely chance to reach the last 16. But North Korea, fearing more humiliation after their 7-0 hammering by Portugal, closed ranks after the break and only substitute Kalou could break through. Ivory Coast arrived at the Mbombela Stadium knowing they needed to win, hope Brazil could beat Portugal and see a nine-goal swing in the process. Despite the seemingly impossible nature of their task - rendered irrelevant anyway by Portugal's draw - they were determined to try and initially overran North Korea with embarrassing ease. Kader Keita broke into the North Korea box in the first minute but Ri Myong-guk saved at the expense of a corner. Ri then grabbed a 40-yard Romaric free-kick at the second attempt before Gervinho jinked his way to the byline and pulled back across the face of goal. No-one was able to turn the ball in on that occasion but Didier Drogba did head in after 10 minutes, only to be flagged offside. Gervinho then showed great skill on the edge of the box but Ri was equal to his shot. The threatened goal duly arrived after 13 minutes as Toure took a neat touch from an Arthur Boka cross and coolly placed a shot into the bottom corner from 18 yards. Romaric then clipped the post from distance before a fierce Drogba shot rattled the underside of the bar and bounced off the line to allow Romaric to head in the second. The unlikeliest of dreams was still alive although North Korea at least threatened as Hong Yong-jo sent two long-range free-kicks narrowly wide. Normal service was soon resumed however as Keita just missed the target with a thunderous volley and Gervinho skipped into the area and shot across goal. Ivory Coast ended the first half with another chance as Emmanuel Eboue shot over. They began the second period in similar fashion as Eboue forced North Korea to clear off the line but the Asian side at last managed to find some fortitude. Deploying five in defence in a damage-limitation exercise, they quashed the threat of the Elephants for a period and even enjoyed some possession. Yet Ivory Coast still seemed the side most likely to create chances and Drogba headed wide before Gervinho failed to turn in a Keita cross on the hour. Kalou entered the action but spurned a good chance when he scooped over at the end of a neat move. He made up for that when he volleyed in a Boka cross nine minutes from time but by then the players were going through the motions. Aruna Dindane thought he had added a fourth late on but his effort was disallowed for a foul.

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