Portugal thrash Korea DPR

2010-06-21 14:04

 2006 World Cup semi-finalists Portugal thrashed North Korea 7-0 at

the Green Point stadium in Cape Town today in their World Cup Group G match to

end the Koreans’ hopes of reaching the second round.

Goals by Raul Meireles, Simao, Tiago (2), Hugo Almeida, Liedson and

Cristiano Ronaldo (his first international goal for nearly two years) gave the

Portuguese a huge boost in their quest to top the so-called “group of


Ivory Coast – who have a point from their first two matches – must

beat North Korea by a large margin on Friday and hope already qualified

five-time champions Brazil inflict a heavy defeat on the Portuguese.

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