Ivory Coast v Serbia and Montenegro, 21 June 2006

Score3-2 to Ivory Coast
RefereeMarco Rodriguez
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group C
VenueAllianz Arena, Munich
Attendance66,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (19:00 BST) Assistant referees: José Luis Camargo (Mexico) Leonel Leal (Costa Rica) Fourth official: Mohamed Guezzaz (Morocco) Fifth official: Brahim Djezzar (Algeria) Man of the Match: Aruna Dindane (Ivory Coast) This was the first meeting between Ivory Coast and Serbia & Montenegro at any level. With the assistance of some over-enthusiastic refereeing from Mexican official Marco Antonio Rodriguez, this was the 16th occasion in the history of the World Cup finals when both teams have had a player sent off.

3  Ivory Coast

Manager: Henri Michel

2  Serbia and Montenegro

Manager: Ilija Petkovic

Goals:

Aruna Dindane penalty 37 P
Aruna Dindane 67 G
Bonaventure Kalou penalty 86 P

Goals:

Nikola Zigic 10 G
Saša Ilić 20 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry
Defender Arthur Boka
Defender Cyrille Domoraud (captain)
Defender Didier Zokora
Defender/Midfielder Emmanuel Eboué
Midfielder Kanga Akalé
Midfielder Yaya Touré
Forward Aruna Dindane
Forward Arouna Koné

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Dragoslav Jevrić
Defender Milan Dudić
Defender Mladen Krstajić
Midfielder Saša Ilić
Midfielder Predrag Dorđević
Midfielder Igor Duljaj
Midfielder Ivan Ergic
Midfielder Dejan Stanković (captain)
Forward Nikola Zigic

Substitutions:

Bakari Koné for Kanga Akalé 60
Bonaventure Kalou for Abdulkader Keïta 73

Substitutions:

Albert Nadj for Mladen Krstajić 16
Savo Milošević for Nikola Zigic 66

Cards:

Abdulkader Keïta 32 Y
Cyrille Domoraud 41 Y
Aruna Dindane 43 Y
Cyrille Domoraud 90 Y
Cyrille Domoraud 90 R

Cards:

Albert Nadj 17 Y
Milan Dudić 35 Y
Igor Duljaj 37 Y
Albert Nadj 45 Y
Albert Nadj 45 R
Goran Gavrančić 57 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Gérard Gnanhouan
Goalkeeper Jean-Jacques Tizié
Defender Marco Andre Zoro
Defender/Midfielder Guy Demel
Defender/Midfielder Kolo Touré
Midfielder Emerse Faé
Midfielder Gilles Yapi-Yapo
Midfielder/Forward Romaric
Forward Didier Drogba
Forward Bakari Koné

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Oliver Kovacevic
Goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković
Defender Nemanja Vidić
Defender/Midfielder Dusan Basta
Defender/Midfielder Dusan Petkovic
Midfielder Ognjen Koroman
Midfielder Albert Nadj
Midfielder Zvonimir Vukić
Forward Mateja Kežman
Forward Danijel Ljuboja

Comments:

Ivory Coast finish in third place in Group C. This was their first-ever win at the World Cup finals. The last time a team recovered from being two goals down to win a World Cup finals match was West Germany against England in 1970.

Comments:

Serbia & Montenegro finish bottom of Group C. This was Serbia & Montenegro's final game before the two countries split in to separate nations and, therefore, separate football federations. Albert Nadj becomes the 15th substitute to be sent-off in a World Cup finals game, but the first-ever sub to be shown a red card in the first half.