Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Portugal vs Ivory Coast Time and Live Score: World Cup 2010

One of the two best players in the world Cristiano Ronaldo will start his World Cup campaign tomorrow (15 June 2010) in a match for Portugal against Ivory Coast. Portugal is one of the hot favorites of this tournament. Portugal vs Ivory Coast is a match of Group G which also features Brazil and North Korea.
The match kicks off at 14:00 GMT and 16:00 local time. According to Portugal time, the match starts at 15:00, while football fans in Ivory Coast can watch the match from 14:00. In USA, the match starts at 10:00 (New York time) and at 07:00 (California time).
Live Score
To get the live score of the match, visit the following link:

On paper, it should be an easy match for Portugal to win based on rankings of the two teams. Right now, Portugal is the 3rd ranked team in the world according to FIFA ranking. Ivory Coast has a ranking of 27. However, it is not easy to discard Ivory Coast as they have some very good players. Group G has been termed as the Group of Death and perhaps the toughest group in this world cup.
In the warm up matches, Portugal drew with Cape Verde 0-0 which sparked a lot of criticism in the Portuguese media. However, after that they defeated Cameroon 3-1 and Mozambique 3-0. So, the form is not bad.
Ivory Coast played two friendly matches before this prestigious tournament and drew with Paraguay 2-2 and defeated Japan 2-0. So, they are not in bad form either.
All the Portuguese fans are now hoping that Cristiano Ronaldo can show his magic in tomorrow’s match just the way he performed for Read Madrid in La Liga last season. With players like Deco and Pepe, they have a very strong midfield. Their defense is also very strong. As for the striking zone, Cristiano Ronaldo is truly a world class player but the only worry perhaps is that he does not have a good striking partner.
Ivory Coast has some good players too. Emmanuel Eboué (Arsenal) and Kolo Touré (Manchester City), they have very good defenders with experience of playing at EPL and UEFA Champions League Football. Yaya Touré of Barcelona is a defensive midfield player. So, it is not a wise thing to underestimate Ivory Coast.
Still, it should not be difficult for Portugal to win this match. 

1 comment:

  1. c'mon man. You havent heard about Didier Drogba of Ivory coast, perhaps the best player in their side