1st Game Group G
Cote d’Ivoire 0 – 0 Portugal
Location: Nelson Mandela Bay/ Port Elizabeth
Portugal and Ivory Coast played out a rather insipid 2010 World Cup Group G opener as the encounter in Port Elizabeth ended in a goalless draw.
The Ivorians were arguably the better side throughout in a game lacking quality and ambition but it was Portugal who came the closest to winning the match when Cristiano Ronaldo hit the woodwork in the first half.