Brazil - Côte D'ivoire


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FULL-TIME: Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

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It finishes goalless here at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. A game that had plenty of potential with two attacking sides on display proved to be a disappointment, marred somewhat by the controversial decision to send Douglas Luiz off after just 14 minutes.

90'+4 - Chance! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Malcolm starts the attack with a run through the middle, switching the ball to Martinelli. He continues his run to the back post and he's unmarked to meet Martinelli's cross, but he can only find the side-netting. So close to a fairytale ending for Brazil, but the stalemate continues.

90' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

There will be FIVE minutes of added time to play. Can Ivory Coast hang on? Brazil win their 11th corner, taken by Malcolm, but the referee spots an infringement. And now Ivory Coast are preparing a double substitution, which they will take their time over, as Kessie and Gradel make way for Keita and Doumbia.

86' - Save! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast fail to clear their lines, it falls to Guilherme, who gets plenty of power in his left-footed shot but the goalkeeper Tape does brilliantly to tip it around the post.

84' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

As you'd expect, Brazil are asking all the questions now as we edge closer to the 90th-minute mark. But Ivory Coast are defending resolutely. This would be a crucial point for the African nation and it would mean both sides would have four points in Group D.

80' - Red card! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Kouassi is sent off for a second bookable offence and with 10 minutes to play, both sides are a man short.

78' - Sub! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Richarlison's frustrating day comes to an end, he's replaced by Paulinho for the last 12 minutes.

77' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Claudinho gets plenty of power in his effort but it's straight at the Ivory Coast goalkeeper. With the likes of Richarlison and Cunha struggling to make an impact in attack, Brazil are being forced into efforts from distance on a frequent basis.

73' - Double sub! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Desperately needing a spark, Martinelli and Malcolm are coming on for Brazil, with Antony and Cunha making way.

70' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

A lull in the game here. Twenty minutes remaining, can either side find the opener? At the moment, the talking point is the red card shown to Douglas Luiz.

65' - Yellow card! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Kouassi is the second player to be booked, gifting Brazil a free-kick in Dani Alves territory in the process, 30 yards out in a central area. The veteran steps up to take it... and blasts his shot straight into the wall.

64' - Double sub! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Kouao and Kouame are on for A Diallo and Ouattara for the Ivory Coast.

62' - Free header! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Cunha is left all alone inside the Ivory Coast penalty area and when he meets Guimaraes' deep cross, you'd expect him to score all day long. Rather than taking it down, the Brazilian forward opts to head it first time and his effort lacks the power to beat Singo.

57' - Nearly an own-goal! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Cunha is played through on goal by Claudinho after a tidy move started by Richarlison but Dabila makes a desperate last-ditch intervention, almost steering the ball into the bottom corner of his own goal. Thankfully for him it's out just for a corner, and how important could that challenge turn out to be?

54' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Anthony tries to scoop the ball over the head of I Diallo, but the Ivory Coast defender watches it all the way and does well to make the interception, even if it is at the cost of a corner.

51' - Penalty appeal! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Richarlison gets in behind Ivory Coast's defence with a lung-busting run off the right channel, and when he takes a tumble inside the penalty area he gives the referee a decision to make, and the decision is NO PENALTY! Dabila had a hand on his shoulder - but was it enough contact to bring him down?

49' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

The ball is slipped into the path of Kessie on the edge of the penalty area as Ivory Coast build a nice attacking move. But he's quickly closed down as he tries to shift the ball onto that potent left foot of his.

46' - Kick-off! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast get the ball moving in the second-half. Can they find a way through the Brazilian defence?

Half-time: Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

It's still goalless in this Group D encounter, with Brazil down to 10 men after Douglas Luiz was shown a straight red.

45'+3 - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Richarlison receives a knee in the back and although he wins a free-kick which is taken quickly, the Everton forward is still down and requires treatment. Brazil are temporarily down to nine men.

45' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Three minutes will be added on at the end of an intriguing first-half.

44' - Shot! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

The space opens up on the counter-attack for Brazil and suddenly there's a 2vs1 situation. But they've lacked the usual attacking spark today and the move breaks down. Moments later, Antony shows some nice and quick footwork to create the angle for a shot, he tries to find the top corner but Tape does well to tip the ball over the bar.

42' - Save! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Santos gets down low to make a smart save from Diallo's effort from the edge of the penalty area. The Brazilian shot-stopper has certainly been the busier of the two goalkeepers recently.

37' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Richarlison races down the right and his floated cross is only cleared as far as Claudinho on the edge of the penalty area whose first-time volley is deflected behind for a corner. Tape takes a knock as he collects the delivery and requires some treatment.

35' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Sloppy from Brazil again as they concede possession in midfield. Ivory Coast move the ball forward quickly, Gradel tries his luck from the edge of the penalty area but sees his effort blocked before Richarlison gives his side a breather by winning a free-kick.

32' - Save! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Kessie gets plenty of power in his effort from the top of the box but it's straight at Santos, who requires a second attempt to smother the ball.

30' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Brazil win another corner. Kessie makes an important intervention at the back post before gathering himself to drive forward and spray the ball wide to Gradel. Dani Alves is immediately on his case, however, and makes an inch-perfect challenge to prevent Ivory Coast's counter-attacking going any further.

28' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Whoops! The 10 men of Brazil have a corner to defend now as a back pass goes under the foot of goalkeeper Santos and behind for a set-piece. Ivory Coast work it short to create for the cross but it's too close to Santos, who gathers and makes amend for his mistake.

26' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Despite the fact they're down to 10 men, Brazil are still dominating possession. It's clear Jardine isn't going to allow the setback to disrupt his tactics. It has been a feisty encounter and Brazil win another free-kick on the left flank and this time Claudinho can't beat the first man with his delivery.

22' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Anticipating a near-post delivery, three Brazilian players make their way to that area of the pitch but Anthony goes deep with his corner and it's over everyone. That is a waste.

21' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Fouls galore here as Richarlison wins a free-kick in dangerous territory on the left flank but this time the referee keeps his cards in his pocket. Claudinho whips in a right-footed delivery, it's awkward for Ivory Coast but somehow they scramble it behind for a corner.

18' - Yellow card! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Antony drives forward on the counter attack for a shell-shocked Brazil but has his heels clipped by Diallo, who goes into the book for the cynical foul.

15' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Looking back at the replay... it looks harsh on Brazil. And now, in a moment, the complexion of this game has changed.

13' - Red card! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Brazil are down to 10 men! Douglas Luiz has been shown his marching orders! He was beaten for pace by Dao, who was through on goal, and although contact was minimal, Luiz was the last man. The referee initially showed him a yellow card but VAR intervened and the referee changed his mind.

10' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Douglas Luiz receives the ball in midfield and tries to pick out the run of Claudinho down the left with a first-time pass but he gets just too much zip on the ball and it runs through to Singo.

7' Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

That was a reminder that Brazil cannot afford to take the challenge of Ivory Coast lightly. They have a number of talented players, particularly in attack. Brazil's defence has been exposed on a number of occasions in this tournament already.

5' - Chance! Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Brazil's defence is split opening in a moment of real concern for Jardine's side as Bournemouth's Gradel is ushered through on goal... but he slices his shot wide and finds only the side-netting. An early warning from Ivory Coast?

3' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Richarlison is almost immediately involved, using his strength to hold off his marker as he drifts in off the left flank before thrashing a low cross into the middle. It's awkward for Ivory Coast's goalkeeper but Tape does well to gather on the second attempt.

KICK-OFF! 1' - Brazil 0-0 Ivory Coast

Brazil, captained by Dani Alves and in their traditional yellow shirts and blue shorts, get us underway in this contest! Ivory Coast are all in their all-white kit.


The players make their way into the empty stadium to the sound of Seven Nation Army before turning their attention to the National Anthem of the respective nations. It's now just FIVE minutes until kick-off!


Andre Jardine's side have scored 12 goals in their last three games. And even if there are some defensive concerns, when you have a team that is prolific as Brazil's they are almost impossible to stop. They have great pedigree in the competition having claimed two gold at Rio 2016 to sit nicely with their two bronze medals and three silvers.


Starting XI: Singo, Bailly, Dabila, I Diallo, Kouassi, Doumbia, Amad Diallo, Kessie, Gradel, Kouame.. subs: Tie, Silas Gnaka, Kouao, Doumbia, Keita, Timite.


The Selecao underlined their credentials with a convincing 4-2 victory over Germany on Wednesday. Richarlison scored a first half hat-trick and remarkably could have had at least three more in a contest Brazil completely dominated. Today is another test, but you would still expect them to have too much for Ivory Coast.
You have to go back to 1976 for the last time a Brazilian squad to failed to pick up a medal at the Olympics.


Brazil starting XI: Santos, Alves, Nino, Arana; Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimarães, Claudinho; Antony, Matheus Cunha, Richarlison.. subs: Brenno, Gabriel Menino, Paulinho, Bruno Fuchs, Abner, Malcom, Gabriel Martinelli.


Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text commentary of the Group D match between Brazil and Ivory Coast. Helped by a hat-trick from Richarlison, the Selecao made an emphatic start to their defence of the crown with a 4-2 victory over fellow 2016 finalists Germany but now face a dangerous Les Elephants side boasting the likes of Eric Bailly, Amad Diallo, Christian Kouame and Franck Kessie, who scored in the 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia in the opening game.
With both sides tied on three points and within touching distance of progression with another win today, this should be an intriguing game at the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama.

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