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Ivory Coast outplays Portugal, but draws 0-0

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) - Ivory Coast drew 0-0 with Portugal in the teams' opening match of the World Cup on Tuesday, largely outplaying its higher-ranked opponent despite Didier Drogba only coming on as a late substitute.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo hit the post early, but Ivory Coast otherwise created the better openings.

Drogba came on as a 66th-minute substitute for Chelsea teammate Salomon Kalou after FIFA cleared him to play with a cast on the arm he broke in a warmup match against Japan on June 4.

He was only passed fit shortly before kickoff at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

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