By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil booked their place in the knock out stages of the 2010 World Cup with a comfortable 3-1 victory over the Ivory Coast this afternoon in Johannesburg. Sevilla striker Luis Fabiano grabbed a brace and Elano scored his second of the tournament, before Didier Drogba headed in a consolation goal for the Africans.
The impressive performance of the seleçao was marred only by the controversial dismissal of playmaker Kaká, who was sent off after being shown a second yellow card for an apparent elbow on Abdelkader Keita, though . . .