No. In fact, we saw another red card and both teams fell to 10 men when Eboue Kouassi received a second yellow late in the game.
Manchester United’s teenage phenomenon Amad Diallo was a threat to Cote d’Ivoire, but Brazil held on despite playing down one man for over an hour.
The game remained choppy as both teams pushed their luck with physical play until half-time, and the fury was only tempered slightly by the break.
Speaking of fire, Honduras kept rallying to beat New Zealand 3-2 late Rigoberto Rivas but.
Liberto CacaceKiwis’ opening goal gave the Kiwis a lead that will only last in stoppage time in the first half as Luis Palma level terms restored before half-time.
Burnley striker Chris Wood tried to push New Zealand to the round of 16, but will be sorry their second goal of the tournament didn’t come in a winning effort.
Wood put New Zealand back in the lead, but the team that prevented the United States from Tokyo secured a second equalizer when Juan Carlos Obrégon found the back of the net in the 78th minute.
New Zealand also lost an excellent defender Winston Reid injury in the sixth minute, which explains The Catrachos come back to get all three points with three goals. The winner came from Rivas and keeps Honduran hopes for the round of 16 intact.