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Ivory Coast 3-2 Serbia & Montenegro
Wednesday, 21 June 2006

Ivory Coast

A Dindane 37 (pen)
A Dindane 67
B Kalou 86 (pen)

Serbia & Montenegro


A Keita 33yellow card
C Domoraud 41yellow card
A Dindane 43yellow card

Sent off:

C Domoraud 90red card



64% 36%

Shots on target

19 4

Shots off target

10 4


9 1


13 19

Ivory Coast

  • 23 B Barry
  • 03 A Boka
  • 06 B Kouassi
  • 17 C Domoraud yellow card red card
  • 21 E Eboue
  • 02 K Akale (60 B Kone )
  • 05 D Zokora
  • 18 A Keita yellow card (72 B Kalou )
  • 19 G Toure
  • 09 A Kone
  • 15 A Dindane yellow card


  • 20 G Demel,
  • 07 E Fae,
  • 16 G Gnanhouan,
  • 08 B Kalou,
  • 14 B Kone,
  • 12 A Meite,
  • 22 N Romaric,
  • 01 J Tizie,
  • 04 K Toure,
  • 10 G Yapi Yapo,
  • 13 M Zoro

Serbia & Montenegro

  • 01 D Jevric
  • 06 G Gavrancic yellow card
  • 14 N Djordjevic
  • 15 M Dudic yellow card
  • 20 M Krstajic (16 A Nadj yellow card red card )
  • 02 I Ergic
  • 04 I Duljaj yellow card
  • 10 D Stankovic
  • 11 P Djordjevic
  • 22 S Ilic
  • 19 N Zigic (66 S Milosevic )


  • 13 D Basta,
  • 03 I Dragutinovic,
  • 12 O Kovacevic,
  • 21 D Ljuboja,
  • 09 S Milosevic,
  • 17 A Nadj,
  • 23 V Stojkovic,
  • 05 N Vidic,
  • 18 Z Vukic,
  • 16 D Petkovic

Ref: Marco Rodriguez
Att: 66000


"The referee hasn't helped and the game has been a farce since the handball in the first-half when you wondered what it was all about. It's been all Ivory Coast second-half. They're an exciting team and have been a joy to watch and a credit to the tournament."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

FULL-TIME: The game has had something for everyone, so long as you are not a Serbia and Montenegro supporter. The Europeans leave the World Cup without a point, while the Ivorians celebrate a first victory in football's premier competition.

90 + 2 mins: RED CARD The match finishes 10 v 10 with Cyril Doromaud sent off for a mis-timed tackle on Savo Milosevic which earns the Ivory Coast captain a second yellow card.

90 mins: Having pushed for that equaliser and winner throughout the second half, the Ivorians have taken the urgency out of the game and are playing possession football.

88 mins: Nenad Djordjevic gets in ahead of Arouna Kone to head the ball clear from an inviting right-wing cross.

86 mins: GOAL Ivory Coast 3-2 Serbia & Montenegro
Bonaventure Kalou collects a deep Arthur Boka corner and his volley is blocked by the hand of Milan Dudic - the man who gave away the penalty for the first goal, also with his hand. Aruna Dindane turns down the opportunity to score a hat-trick and Kalou slots the penalty. It is a mass team celebration at the corner flag this time - starters and subs.

83 mins: Arouna Kone is fouled by Sasa Ilic and it's a central free-kick for Ivory Coast but Arthur Boka's free-kick is deflected out for a corner.

79 mins: A free header at the other end now and it's another good chance for Yaya Toure who knocks Arthur Boka's inswinging corner low and wide.

77 mins: Serbia and Montenegro waste a chance to take the lead again - a gilt-edged chance at that. Dejan Stankovic comes off the last defender to meet Predrag Djordjevic's free-kick but sends his free-header wide. What a miss.

74 mins: Bonaventure Kalou shows neat footwork with his first touch and breaks to the byline but his cross is scooped out for a corner. Yaya Toure heads the resulting corner kick over.

73 mins: Serbia and Montenegro venture into the Ivory Coast half...Serbia and Montenegro are back in their own half.

72 mins: A second Ivory Coast change, and another attack-minded substitution. Bonaventure Kalou replaces Abdulkader Keita.

70 mins: Yaya Toure hits the sweet spot of his boot with a 25-yard strike but Dragoslav Jevric is fully behind the ball to save.

67 mins: GOAL Ivory Coast 2-2 Serbia & Montenegro Abdulkader Keita stabs a cross into the area and Aruna Dindane rises to head in the equaliser. He darts to the corner flag to celebrate scoring his second of the night and among those joining the dancing routine is Didier Drogba, who has raced from the dug out down the touchline.

66 mins: Serbia and Montenegro make a change in attack with Savo Milosevic coming on for Nikola Zigic.

64 mins: Aruna Dindane climbs high to meet Arthur Boka's cross from the left but his header flashes just wide.

62 mins: The action is exclusively in the Serbia and Montenegro half. There seems no way through the defence so Blaise Kouassi chances his arm from distance and cracks an effort onto the woodwork.

61 mins: Arouna Kone collects the ball on the edge of the area, and after his first effort is blocked he drags a second just wide of the post.

60 mins: That was Kanga Akale's last contribution to proceedings. He is replaced by Bakari Kone giving the Africans a more attacking dimension.

58 mins: Arthur Boka's free-kick cannons back off the wall to Kanga Akale who hammers a low shots on goal which Dragoslav Jevric saves with his legs.

57 mins: Goran Gavrancic fouls Abdulkader Keita and earns the eighth yellow card of the match.

55 mins: It is illegal to call the Ivory Coast the Ivory Coast in the Ivory Coast. It is the Cote D'Ivoire.

52 mins: The match is struggling to recapture the breathless nature of the action on show before the break.

48 mins: Nikola Zigic and Arthur Boka come up against each other on the Ivorian left flank. It is a little and large show, with the Serb measuring 6'8" and his opponent 5'5".

2104 BST: The action is up and running again and the good news for the players is that the torrential conditions have tapered off.

"Ivory Coast should be on top in the second-half with Serbia and Montenegro playing on the counter-attack."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

Albert Nadj was one of those players eyeing a move to the Premiership. His departure should mean Ivorian midfield duo Didier Zokora and Yaya Toure get more time and space to boost their own chances of a move with some eye-catching play.

"Both teams and the referee are unpredictable. All the things that a coach would dread are here tonight, but it makes for great football."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

HALF-TIME: An entertaining, end-to-end game goes in for the break after four minutes of injury time.

45 mins: RED CARD Substitute Albert Nadj receives his second booking of the half for a challenge on Abdulkader Keita. He has been on the pitch for only 30 minutes.

42 mins: Another debatable decision in the box at the other end. Arouna Kone plays in Aruna Dindane who goes down as he attempts to round the keeper. The Ivorian striker is booked for diving.

41 Mins: Predrag Djordjevic gets a free-kick on the edge of the area, going down under a challenge with Cyril Domoraud. He complains that it was in the box and should have been a penalty. Goran Gavrancic's low, right-footed shot is easily cleared.

40 mins: Emmanuel Eboue threads a wonderful ball through to Aruna Dindane on the edge of the area. The striker turns but his shot is saved by Dragoslav Jevric.

39 mins: Boubacar Barry palms over a well-flighted free-kick from Predrag Djordjevic which is arrowing into the top corner.

38 mins: Igor Duljaj is booked for a foul. Didier Zokora taps the free-kick to Yaya Toure but his effort does not beat the wall.

35 mins: GOAL Ivory Coast 1-2 Serbia & Montenegro
Milan Dudic handles the ball well above his head punching Arthur Boka's cross - he'd be handy at the volleyball World Cup. The Serbia and Montenegro man gets a yellow card and Aruna Dindane steps up, sends the keeper the wrong way and slots home. Think again. The referee wants it re-taken for encroachment. Take two is exactly the same, apart from the referee allows it this time.

33 mins: A yellow card for Abdulkader Keita, who races back after giving the ball away and takes Predrag Djordjevic's legs away with a sliding tackle.

28 mins: There may not be much riding on the match for the teams, but individuals are playing to catch the eye, if newspaper gossip is to be believed. Nikola Zigic has been linked with a number of Premiership clubs and will have done his chances of a move no harm with his early showing.

24 mins: The Serbia and Montenegro physio is back on the pitch treating Nikola Zigic. The tall striker has a bicep injury but stays on the pitch.

21 mins: Nikola Zigic flashes a header across the face of the Ivory Coast goal.

20 mins: GOAL Ivory Coast 0-2 Serbia & Montenegro
Pedrag Djordevic's floated free-kick causes chaos in the Ivorian defence and Serbia and Montenegro double their advantage. Cyril Domoraud plays the ball into the path of Sasa Ilic who smashes in the gift.

19 mins: Ivory Coast come close to levelling. Abdulkader Keita's pull back is hammered goalwards by Aruna Dindane but goalkeeper Dragoslav Jevric saves with his legs.

17 mins: Albert Nadj's first contribution to proceedings is to become the first booking of the night for a foul.

14 mins: Mladen Krstajic clashes in a tackle with Aruna Dindane and it looks serious as he is writhing in agony. The defender has a wrist injury and is replaced by Albert Nadj.

10 mins: GOAL Ivory Coast 0-1 Serbia & Montenegro
Against the run of play Nikola Zigic scores Serbia and Montenegro's first goal at the tournament. He runs off the back off Blaise Kouassi and brings down Dejan Stankovic's long pass from halfway before easily slotting home after goalkeeper Boubacar Barry goes walkabout.

8 mins: Predrag Djordjevic, someone with no need for hair gel as he has no hair, sloppily gives the ball away on the halfway line but Arouna Kone's shot, after running in on goal, is blocked on the edge of the area.

6 mins: It is that man Arthur "Roberto Carlos" Boka again and his long-range shot is as wild as the weather.

4 mins: The Ivory Coast make a strong start and win a corner, but the delivery fails to match their impressive opening and is easily cleared.

2 mins: Arthur Boka, the diminuitive left-back, is known as the "African Roberto Carlos". As he fires a long-range free-kick into the wall it is clear to spot the similarity.

2000 BST: The action starts. The Ivorians are lining up with a 4-4-2. The Europeans opt for a 4-5-1 with the giant Nikola Zigic in attack.


1957 BST: If any players bothered to put in hair gel tonight it was a wasted effort. In the time it has taken to sing the two anthems they are absolutely drenched - not a coiffured hair in sight.

1955 BST: The players emerge at a wet and wild Allianz Arena.

1952 BST: The teams are in the tunnel. Ivory Coast are in their first-choice kit of orange and Serbia and Montenegro are in blue.

1949 BST: "Both teams will be able to relax and will want to leave with points on the board. Serbia and Montenegro are better than what they showed against Argentina and Ivory Coast have been impressive."
Chris Waddle, BBC Five Live Sport

1945 BST: This is the first meeting between the sides - and the last. Following the World Cup the Serbia and Montenegro football team will go their separate ways following Montenegro's formal declaration of independence following a referendum earlier this year.

1932 BST: This match is what you call a blank canvas. There are no previous meetings and not much form at the World Cup to speak of, each 'boasting' two losses from two matches. At least the Ivory Coast have scored some goals.

1924 BST: The teams will face a change in conditions. Gone is the sun that has bathed the tournament and Munich is under leaden and rainy skies.

1908 BST: There are changes galore in both teams - six for the Ivory Coast and four in the Serbia and Montenegro ranks.

Ivory Coast skipper Didier Drogba is suspended and only Arthur Boka, Emmanuel Eboue, Didier Zokora, Yaya Toure and Arouna Kone keep their spots from the team that lost to Holland.

Two of Serbia and Montenegro's changes are forced with Mateja Kezman and Ognjen Koroman suspended. Albert Nadj and captain Savo Milosevic does not start.


Ivory Coast: Barry, Boka, Kouassi, Domoraud, Eboue, Akale, Zokora, Keita, Gneri Yaya Toure, Arouna Kone, Dindane.
Subs: Demel, Fae, Gnanhouan, Kalou, Bakari Kone, Meite, Romaric, Tizie, Kolo Toure, Yapi Yapo, Zoro.

Serbia & Montenegro: Jevric, Gavrancic, Nenad Djordjevic, Dudic, Krstajic, Ergic, Duljaj, Stankovic, Predrag Djordjevic, Ilic, Zigic.
Subs: Basta, Dragutinovic, Kovacevic, Ljuboja, Milosevic, Nadj, Stojkovic, Vidic, Vukic, Petkovic.

Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico).

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