Ivory Coast started the game knowing they had a goal difference of minus 9 in relation to Portugal and set about reducing the difference. Myong Guk saved from Boka on 3’, from Romaric on 9’. 14’ – Tore Yaya, 1-0 for Ivory Coast. 17’ Romaric hit the post. For DPRK, Yong Jo came close with free kicks on 19’ and 25’. The rest of the half belonged to Ivory Coast.
20’, Romaric scored the 2-0 and on 44’, Myong Guk saved Gervinho’s shot.
Myong Guk saved a shot by Toure on 50’, Romaric on 68’, Kalou on 71’, Drogba on 80’, before Kalou scored the third on 82’.
Tae Se was denied by Barry on 53’ and 81’
Ivory Coast: Barry, Boka, Toure Kolo, Zokora, Tiote, Gervinho (Dindane), Drogba, Romaric (Doumbia), Keita, Toure Yaya (Kalou), Eboue
DPR Korea: R. Myong Guk, C. Jong Hyok, R. Jun Il, P. Nam Chol, R. Kwang Chon, J. Yun Nam, J. Tae Se, H. Yong Jo, M. In Guk (Kum Chol), P. Chol Jin, A. Yong Hak
In a weary world of endless US military interventions, sanctions, trade tariffs and chaos, let’s pause and take stock of the shining house on the hill