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Ivory Coast, England Bite Dust in Brazil

  • VOA Staff

Colombia's Juan Quintero (20) scores his side's second goal during the Group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, June 19, 2014.

Colombia's Juan Quintero (20) scores his side's second goal during the Group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, June 19, 2014.

Colombia beat African hopefuls Ivory Coast 2-1 on Thursday as England were also dismissed by the same margin by Uruguay, leaving them anchored at the bottom of the 2014 World Cup Group D.

Ivory Coast are still in contention for topping Group D after winning their first match while England are almost out of the world tournament.

Colombia found the nets through Rodriquez and Quintero while Gervinho scored for the Ivorians.

In the other match, Luis Suarez scored twice to punish his London colleagues with Wayne Rooney scoring for the English side, who lost their first World Cup game.

England are now on the verge of elimination from the World Cup. England dropped their first points to Italy. Ivory Coast and Greece face each other on Thursday in a battle to lead the group.

In other news, Russian president Vladimir Putin plans to be in Brazil for the end of the World Cup. He will take part in a handover ceremony after the tournament championship game on July 13.

Russia will host the next World Cup in 2018.
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