Cote d’ IvoireÂ Tuesday, played a goalless draw with Portugal in its first Group G match at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Didier Drogba’s introduction into the match at the 66th minute couldÂ not change theÂ outcomeÂ ,Â as both countriesÂ Â haveÂ aÂ point each on the group’s table. Â However, Brazil will playÂ North Korea in its first game in the 2010 tournament at 21.30hrs Nigerian time.
National anthem of both countries in progress
All set for kick off.
00mins: Kick off
Â 6mins: Benjamin Angoua gets a yellow card for a foul on Ronaldo
11mins. Ronaldo rocket shot hit the left post
12mins: A yellow cardÂ for Ronaldo and Dennel after a challenge.
45mins: Half time.
45mins: 2nd half begins
46mins: Cote d’ Ivoire gets a corner,quickly taken but danger averted.
47mins: Drogba warming up on the sideline. Is he fit to play?
54mins:Portugal makes the first substitution; Simoa enters for Dammy
61mins: Deco out , Tiago in.
66mins: At last Drogba is in.
66mins. Comes in Solomon Kalou
67mins. Yaya Toure fires a shot but went wide.
72mins: Portugal takes a corner, but danger averted.
80mins: Ronaldo is down again.Free kick from 25-30. Ronaldo plays it but goes over the crossbar.
84mins:Â RaÃºl MeirelesÂ Â goes out for Ruben Amorim in another Portugal substitution.
88mins: SubstitutionÂ for Cote d’ Ivoire; Emmanuel EboueÂ goes out forÂ Romaric
94mins: Final whistle.
Cote d’ Ivoire 0-0 Portugal
What is your opinion ofÂ Cote d’ Ivoire’s performanceÂ against Portugal ?