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Ex-England boss Eriksson happy with Ivory Coast start

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson was happy with his Ivory Coast team after they played out a scoreless draw with Portugal on Tuesday.

The Swedish tactician has a poor history against Portugal, losing twice to them in major tournaments when at the helm of England and following the match, he was in a good mood as portrayed by his African players.

"The only difference now, I must say, is it's a smile all day," he said of the comparison to working with England.

"If we are travelling or we are doing whatever we are doing, it's an extremely happy football team.

"If the players have had any problems between them in the past, I can't understand it at all because they seem to be happy, all of them."

Andrew Slevison
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