Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian fans were saddened and disappointed by t he Elephants' 3-1 loss to Brazil in their second group G game at the ongoing World Cup in South Africa Sunday.
After the match, silence fell on the city, which had been agog before the match, with sound of vuvuzela blaring everywhere.
''That is the reality.
In the World Cup, it is the best who wins, we are not the best, so we have to face the reality, we still have much to do,'' Mathieu Kouassi, a physician, said.
After the first match against Portugal that ended goalless, Ivorians were hoping their team could tackle giant Brazil, which has won the World Cup five times and has played in every edition of the tourname nt since its inception.
''We were not wrong to believe in our team for, despite the defeat, we have not been disgraced.
We have the right players, but we committed some defensive mistakes, we are still learning, you must not fo rget this,'' said Benzi, a supporter who could no longer blow his vuvuzela.
Numerous supporters, who before the match had gathered at the World Cup village located in the sports complex of Yopougon, went away without a comment, because they were too disappointed by the performance of the Elephants.
Operators of restaurants and bars, who had made preparations to host revellers i n celebration of an anticipated Elephants' victory were, devastated by the loss.