Poor sportsmanship by Ivory Coast, or Cote d'Ivoire as they like to be called. Terrible refereeing by the French official who allowed the handballs that made Brasil's second goal. But more importantly the Ivory Coast players were unpunished for some terrible fouls on the Brasilians, they did everything possible to intimidate the boys from Brasil and with some shameful play-acting Keita got Kaka sent off. Terrible.
The desert in the blog title is figurative, not literal.