Ivory Coast didn't need to win, so they passed the ball around for 3 minutes

Wednesday November 19th, 2014


This won't do much to disprove the old American complaint that soccer is boring. 

Ivory Coast and Cameroon played Tuesday in a qualifying match for the Africa Cup of Nations. Cameroon had already won the group and secured a berth in the tournament, while Ivory Coast only needed a draw to move through. 

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The video above shows Ivory Coast lazily passing the ball between themselves for the entirety of the three-minute stoppage time, a scene The Daily Mail described as "farcical."

The real action occurred after the match, when Ivorian supporters rushed the field. One of them pulled down forward Gervinho's pants. The Daily Mail has pictures of the crazy scene

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- Dan Gartland

[via SB Nation]

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