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Historic win deserved
Aruna Dindane
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Ivory Coast celebrate Kalou's winner from the spot
Ivory Coast came back from two goals down to beat Serbia & Montenegro 3-2 on Wednesday and record their first victory at a World Cup finals. Both teams were already eliminated after losing their opening two games to Group C leaders Argentina and Netherlands. [+]

Insight and Opinion

Talent pool's depth to be tested

Perhaps lucky to be here and in a tough group but the Ivoriens are a squad packed with ability, says Steve Wilson[+]

Group C Tactics Board

The Group of Death is Group C this time. Two fancied teams in Holland and Argentina face a difficult route to the second round, says Kevin Palmer. [+]

More Ivory Coast News

June 22, 2006
Dindane sacrificed hat-trick for friendship
Ivory Coast's two-goal hero Aruna Dindane passed up the chance to get the first hat-trick of the 2006 World Cup - and put it all down to friendship.
June 21, 2006
Michel delighted as his tenure ends on a high
Ivory Coast coach Henri Michel savoured the country's first ever World Cup win - a 3-2 comeback with against Serbia and Montenegro in a Group C match between two sides already eliminated - but lamented the frailties that cost his side a place in the last 16.
June 18, 2006
Michel expects to leave Ivory Coast job
Ivory Coast coach Henri Michel said on Sunday he considered their final World Cup Group C game against Serbia & Montenegro on Wednesday to be his last in charge, in line with his contract.
June 16, 2006
Ivory Coast not good enough - coach Michel
World Cup debutants Ivory Coast were not good enough to compete at the highest level, coach Henri Michel said after they crashed out on Friday.
June 11, 2006
Ayala laments Argentina's substitutions
The presence of Gabriel Heinze in the heart of Argentina's defence helped the twice champions to hold off the challenge of Ivory Coast in World Cup Group C but the team's overall performance left room for improvement.
June 10, 2006
Pekerman lauds Crespo
Argentina captain Juan Pablo Sorin was pleased with the approach of his team in their 2-1 win over Ivory Coast on Saturday.
Latest Fixtures/Scores
DATEOPPONENTRESULTCompetition
Wed 3/5 A - Belgium D, 2-2 Friendly
Sat 11/16 A - Senegal D, 1-1 WCQ - CAF
Sat 10/12 H- Senegal W, 3-1 WCQ - CAF
Sat 9/7 H- Morocco D, 1-1 WCQ - CAF
Wed 8/14 A - Mexico L, 4-1 Friendly
Sun 6/16 A - Tanzania W, 2-4 WCQ - CAF
Sat 6/8 A - Gambia W, 0-3 WCQ - CAF
Sat 3/23 H- Gambia W, 3-0 WCQ - CAF
Sun 2/3 H- Nigeria L, 1-2 African Nations Cup
Wed 1/30 A - Algeria D, 2-2 African Nations Cup
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