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Ivory Coast eliminated despite win

Ivory Coast ended third in the "Group of Death".
Nelspruit, South Africa (Sports Network) - Yaya Toure and Romaric scored in the first half and Ivory Coast defeated North Korea, 3-0, on Friday at Mbombela Stadium in Group G, but was still eliminated from the FIFA World Cup.

Toure and Romaric scored in the first 20 minutes and Salomon Kalou added Ivory Coast's third goal in the 82nd minute, but the African side ended third in the "Group of Death" behind Brazil and Portugal.

Brazil tied Portugal, 0-0, in Friday's other Group G match. Brazil finished atop the group with seven points, Portugal was second with five and Ivory Coast had four. North Korea was also eliminated. continue>>

GROUP G MP W D L GF GA Pts
Brazil 3 2 1 0 5 2 7
Portugal 3 1 2 0 7 0 5
Cote dIvoire 3 1 1 1 4 3 4
North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 0


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