Portugal oust North Korea from World Cup

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Portugal oust North Korea from World Cup

World Cup semi-finalists Portugal thrashed North Korea 7-0 here on Monday in their World Cup Group G match to end the Koreans hopes of reaching the second round.

By (AFP)

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Published: Mon 21 Jun 2010, 7:37 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:16 AM

Goals by Raul Meireles, Simao, Tiago - who got a double - Hugo Almeida, Liedson and Cristiano Ronaldo, his first international goal for nearly two years, gave the Portuguese a huge boost in their quest for reaching the last 16.

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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