2015 WWC – Group B: Cote D’Ivoire vs Norway

16 Jun

Another quick and dirty run down.

Norway were looking for a win following their 1-1 draw against Thailand, while Cote D’Ivoire were still hoping to get their first win in their first World Cup.

Referee: Salome Di Iorio
Stadium: Moncton Stadium

Lineups:

Ivory Coast: Cynthia, Fatou, Djelika, Ines Tia, Ange, Elloh, Ida, Tchetche, Nahi Josee, Christine, Cisse Nadege

Norway: Hjelmseth, Thorisdottir, Skammelsrud, Utland, Gulbrandsen, Schjelderup, Thorsnes, Mykjaland, Minde, Haavi, Hegerberg

Norway’s first goal came from Hegerberg at 6′

It was Hegerberg again at 62′

At 67′ Gulbrandsen made it 3 for Norway.

But at 71′ Ange got one back for Cote D’Ivoire.

Despite the scoreline, Norway did not have an easy match. Cote D’Ivoire played well and even got a stunning goal out of Ange. Hegerberg scored twice for Norway but missed a slew of other chances (including an open net).

Cote D’Ivoire never gave up and tiny little Ange made a great run and stunning finish to give the fans something fabulous to celebrate.

Quotes:

Clementine Toure, Côte d’Ivoire
I feel very emotional after the performance that my players put in. It’s so pleasing to see how much progress they’ve made in the three matches they’ve played here. I’ve got no regrets; I’m more than satisfied. We lost because of mistakes caused by a lack of experience, but overall, it was a match that taught us a lot.

Even Pellerud, Norway coach
We’re happy to have won and to have gone through in second place. We played well today, but only in patches. I’d like to congratulate Côte d’Ivoire on the progress they’ve made – they’ve got some top-notch players, and they made life difficult for us today.

Video Highlights

What’s Next:

Norway move onto the Round of 16 having placed 2nd in the group. Cote D’Ivoire gave their first World Cup everything they had, but the goal difference was just too much to overcome.

-mygypsyspirit

 

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