Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has told his team not to get carried away by their unbeaten run as they enter the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup™.
Drawn in a hugely competitive group for the second time running, Côte d’Ivoire can be proud of their efforts despite missing out once more on the last 16.
Brazil took seven points from a possible nine to win Group G, while Portugal went through as their runners-up, one point clear of Côte d’Ivoire.
FIFA.com's final statistical review of the group stage features an unlikely scoreline, a milestone goal and reveals a gloomy outlook for the tournament's European contingent.
Côte d'Ivoire captain Didier Drogba said that his team should not feel too bad about failing to advance out of such a difficult group.
Côte d'Ivoire coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said that his players made their country proud with their perfomance at South Africa 2010 despite their early exit.