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Ivory Coast vs Serbia & Montenegro

Goleo VI, the World Cup mascot, wears a rain cape before the start of the match between the Ivory Coast and Serbia & Montenegro at the World Cup Stadium in Munich, on Thursday.

FIFA boast that Goleo -- the name is an abbreviation of "Go, Leo, go!" -- can talk, dance, play music and make people laugh.

He is accompanied by Pille, a talking football with an encyclopedic knowledge of the game.

Ivory Coast fought back from two goals down to beat Serbia & Montenegro 3-2 and secure their first World Cup win.

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Also See: Football Fiesta: The complete coverage

Photographs: Getty Images


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