Portugal beats North Korea in 7-0
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Portugal put on the most dominant performance of the World Cup, routing North Korea 7-0 on Monday and eliminating the Asian nation from the tournament.
Simao Sabrosa, Hugo Almeida and Tiago scored over an eight-minute span in the second half, after Raul Meireles’ 29th-minute goal gave Portugal the lead. Substitute Liedson added another in the 81st.
Cristiano Ronaldo broke his goalless streak in the 87th minute, and Tiago added his second goal two minutes later.
The win moves Portugal into second place in Group G with four points, two behind Brazil. The Ivory Coast has one point, and North Korea can’t advance in the tournament after two straight losses.