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11.01.2010 Sports News

Live Update: Ivory Coast 0-0 Burkina Faso

By myjoyonline
Live Update: Ivory Coast 0-0 Burkina Faso
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Favourites Ivory Coast line-up against Burkina Faso in the opening Group B game in Cabinda.

The brand new stadium is sparsely filled with supporters, better though than second Group B match played in Luanda which was played at a virtually empty stadium.

15:55 The two teams file onto the pitch and gets ready for the national anthems.

15:59 The teams rally round and observe a minute silence in honour of the three Togolese who were shot dead on Friday.

16:00 Game underway
16:02 Didier Drogba wins the first corner kick after a timely tackle in the 18 yard box.

16:19 Diakite in post for Burkina Faso spilled a 35 yard strike but was quick to react to save the on coming Drogba from causing havoc

16:20 Emmanuel Eboue is brought down in the 18 yard box, but the referee waved play-on denying Ivory Coast of what appeared to be a penalty

16:27 Drogba hacked down close to the 18 yard box and wins a free-kick. Kick taken but the Burkinabe defend well.

16:29 Eboue makes a rampaging run on the right and unleashes a shot which whisked just wide

16:32 Tiene of Ivory Coast manages to get a touch to a piercing cross on the right but his effort was off-target.

16:36 Drogba shoots across the face of goal on the right hand side of attack but his efforts takes a ricochet for a corner kick

16:41 Dagano makes a rare attack for the Burkinabe but in a goal mouth scramble the Ivorian defence clears for a corner.

16:43 Corner wasted but Zokora in a quick counter attack from the Ivorians locates Drogba with a long pass who then sets up Kone with a defence splitting pass. Kone's lovely touch is parried by Diakite for a corner.

16:47 Game on recess
The Ivorians have had the better of the exchanges but have failed to find the net.

17:05 Game back on

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