World Cup 2010 Group G: Ivory Coast 0-0 Portugal

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Ivory Coast and Portugal played out a lackluster goalless draw in their World Cup Group G opener in Port Elizabeth.

Portugal had the best chance to break the stalemate on a crisp winter's afternoon when Cristiano Ronaldo hammered a 30-yard shot against the frame of the goal in the first half.


Ivory Coast: Boubacar Barry; Guy Demel, Kolo Touré, Didier Zokora, Siaka Tiéné; Emmanuel Eboué (Romaric, 89), Yaya Touré, Cheik Tioté; Gervinho (Abdulkader Keïta, 82); Aruna Dindane, Salomon Kalou (Didier Drogba, 66)

Portugal: Eduardo; Paulo Ferreira, Bruno Alves, Ricardo Carvalho, Fábio Coentrão; Deco (Tiago, 62), Pedro Mendes, Raúl Meireles (Ruben Amorim, 85); Cristiano Ronaldo, Liédson, Danny (Simão, 55)

Shots on target :1-1
Shots off target :6-5
Ball possession (%) :51-49
Corner kicks :6-4
Offsides :2-1
Fouls :17-14
Yellow cards :2-1
Red cards :0-0

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