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10/08/2008
2:4 (1:2)
  • Miljan MRDAKOVIC (16')
  • Djordje RAKIC (90')
  • Sekou CISSE (3')
  • Slobodan RAJKOVIC (24' OG)
  • Salomon KALOU (70')
  • GERVINHO (90'+3)

Summary

Elephants edge six-goal thriller
Côte d'Ivoire bounced back from their ill-deserved opening defeat to Argentina to revive their Olympic hopes with a thrilling 4-2 win over Serbia. More »

Line-up

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1
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2
4
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5
5
7
7
11
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13
10
14
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15
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16
17
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18

Substitute(s)

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6
6
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9
11
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13
18
15
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16

Coaches

Miroslav DJUKIC (SRB)
(FRA) Gerard GILI

Officials

Referee: Roberto MORENO (PAN)Assistant Referee 1: Daniel WILLIAMSON (PAN)Assistant Referee 2: Hairo FUENTES (PAN)Fourth official: Jair MARRUFO (USA)

  • Ivory Coast player Gervinho (R) celebrates with teammates Salomon Kalou (L) and Sekou Cisse
  • Gervinho of Ivory Coast celebrates after scoring
  • Djordje Rakic of Serbia heads to goal
  • Milan Smiljanic (L) of Serbia vies with Kafoumba Coulibaly of Ivory Coast
  • Gervinho of the Ivory Coast reacts
  • Côte D'Ivoire captain Gervinho celebrates his goal against Serbia.

"With so much at stake we knew it would be a difficult game, and scoring so early gave us a mental boost and the extra confidence we needed to get into the match. The most important thing about the team is that we like to play football. We don't think too much, we just go out and play the game. We wanted to get through to the next round and we're well on the way to doing that," Gerard Gili, Belgium coach.