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Colombia will advance in World Cup play after 2-1 win over Ivory Coast
Colombia will advance in World Cup play after 2-1 win over Ivory Coast

Two-thirds of game time had elapsed without a goal, but the World Cup encounter between Colombia and Ivory Coast had not taken the tone of a scoreless tie. Both sides were running and gunning. Their shots were just shunning the nets. Unless the teams bowed to frustration or exhaustion, a goal seemed inevitable. One came in minute No. 64, then another, and another -- three within nine minutes. Colombia claimed the first two and hung on for a 2-1 victory that sends the South Americans from Group C into the knockout phase. Ivory Coast still could join them. Colombia's youth brigade accounted for both goals. James Rodriguez, 22, took flight on a corner kick by Juan Cuadrado and...

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