Ivory Coast win convincingly but go out

In another Group G match played simultaneously in Nelspruit, Ivory Coast beat North Korea 3-0 but both sides crashed out of the tournament.

Ivory Coast finished on four points while North Korea ended without opening their account after three losses in as many matches.

Despite their exit, Ivory Coast coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said he was pleased with his side's performance in what had always looked like one of the tournament's hardest groups.

"They should be very proud of themselves and the country should be very proud of them," he told reporters.

"It's a good team and I think the future belongs to this country ... absolutely. The future for this country, football-wise, is great."

Image: Ivory Coast's Ndri Romaric celebrates during the 2010 World Cup Group G soccer match at Mbombela stadium in Nelspruit