Ivory Coast's Sol Bamba wipes his face after his teams lost 1-2 in the group C World Cup match between Greece and Ivory Coast. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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A contentious refereeing decision eliminated the Ivory Coast from the World Cup Tuesday, extending a calamitous record at tournaments for a golden generation of players who must now feel permanently jinxed.The draw for the 2014 World Cup had contrasted with tough pairings at their maiden World Cup in 2006 and again in South Africa four years ago.Disappointment in Brazil could persuade the likes of Didier Drogba, Kolo and Yaya Toure and Didier Zokora to stay on for just one last tilt at glory -- at the 2015 African Nations Cup in Morocco in some six months from now.
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