Ivory Coast are out of the World Cup, despite securing a 3-0 victory over North Korea in their final Group G game.
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From Gavin Hamilton at Soccer City
Brazil qualified for the second round after beating Ivory Coast 3-1 in Johannesburg but the result was overshadowed by the controversial sending-off of Kaka amid claims of gamesmanship by Ivorian substitute Kader Keita.
The Brazilian number 10 was shown a second yellow card after he pushed an elbow into the chest of Keita, who reacted by
World Soccer:How did your appointment as Ivory Coast coach come about?
Sven Goran Eriksson: I met Jacques Anouma, the president of the Ivory Coast federation, at their friendly with South Korea in London and he asked me if I was under contract to a club. I said no and a few days later he contacted me to ask if I was
Sven Goran ERIKSSON
Coach since March 2010
The Ivorian job is a short term expedition for the charismatic Swede, who coached England at the last two World Cups. It is only his second venture out of Europe, where his pedigree was built at Benfica in Portugal and in Serie A with Lazio. Recent ventures with Manchester City, Mexico and Notts County have
A surplus of quality strikers will likely see the Ivorians go in with at least three up front against North Korea but be a lot more circumspect against Brazil and Portugal. Drogba leads the line and will have Kalou and Bakary Kone as possible partners with Abdelkader Keita used as second half impact player.
Winning possession in midfield is one