Group G – Brazil and Portugal qualify

Brazil and Paraguay played out a boring 0-0 draw in Durban but it means they have finished first and second in Group G to qualify for the knockout stage of 16 with Ivory Coast and North Korea being eliminated from the tournament.

The Brazil and Paraguay Nil-all draw had little entertainment value and apart from a few heated moments it was simply 90 minutes you could have effectively spent sleeping.

The Ivory Coast scored an easy 3-0 win over North Korea with goals inside the first twenty minutes of the game for Yaya Toure and Romaric before Salomon Kalou landed another in the last ten minutes.

Portugal vs Brazil Result

Portugal 0
Brazil 0

15m L. Fabiano (Bra)
25m Duda (Por)
25m Juan (Bra)
31m Tiago (Por)
40m Pepe (Por)
43m F. Melo (Bra)
45m F. Coentrao (Por)

Eduardo, Ricardo Costa, Bruno Alves, Ricardo Carvalho, Duda, Danny, Tiago, Pepe, Raul Meireles, Fabio Coentrao, Cristiano Ronaldo

54m Simao/Duda
64m Pedro Mendes/Pepe
84m Miguel Veloso/Raul Meireles

Federico Marchetti, Gianluca Zambrotta, Fabio Cannavaro, Giorgio Chiellini, Domenico Criscito,
Gennaro Gattuso, Daniele De Rossi, Riccardo Montolivo, Simone Pepe, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Antonio Di Natale

45m Josue/Felipe Melo
82m Ramires/Julio Baptista
85m Grafite/Luis Fabiano

North Korea vs Ivory Coast Result

North Korea 0
Ivory Coast 3

14m Yaya Toure (IC)
20m Romaric (IC)
82m Salomon Kalou (IC)

North Korea
Myong-Guk Ri, Jong-Hyok Cha, Chol-Jin Pak, Jun-Il Ri, Yun-Nam Ji, Kwang-Chon Ri, Yong-Jo Hong, Nam-Chol Pak, Yong-Hak An, In-Guk Mun, Tae-Se Jong
67m Kum-Chol Choe/In-Guk Mun

Ivory Coast
Boubacar Barry, Emmanuel Eboue, Kolo Toure, Didier Zokora, Arthur Boka, Romaric, Yaya Toure, Cheik Tiote, Abdulkader Keita, Didier Drogba, Gervinho
64m Salomon Kalou/Romaric
65m Aruna Dindane/Abdulkader Keita
79m Seydou Doumbia/Gervinho

Brazil finished on top of Group G with 7 points from Portugal on 5, Ivory Coast 4 and North Korea on zero points.

Group G Final Table

P W D L F A GD Pts
1 BRAZIL 3 2 1 0 5 2 3 7
2 PORTUGAL 3 1 2 0 7 0 7 5
3 Ivory Coast 3 1 1 1 4 3 1 4
4 North Korea 3 0 0 3 1 12 -11 0

Brazil will play Chile in the Round of 16 knockout matches and Portugal will meet Spain.

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