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Elephant charge flattens Japan

Two goals in two second-half minutes saw Côte d'Ivoire overturn an early deficit and open their 2014 FIFA World Cup™ account with a 2-1 win over Asian champions Japan.

Match Highlights

Quotes

"For us it was really important to start well this tournament. The players are very happy with the victory, but we are not yet qualified," Sabri Lamouchi, Côte d’Ivoire coach.

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23:52
The final whistle sounds.
23:48
90'+DROGBA (Ivory Coast) commits a foul.
23:47
90'+YA KONAN (Ivory Coast) swings in the corner.
23:47
90'+YA KONAN (Ivory Coast) swings in the corner.
23:46
90'YA KONAN (Ivory Coast) takes a corner kick.
23:45
89'KAWASHIMA (Japan) blocks the shot.
23:45
89'KALOU (Ivory Coast) sees his effort hit the target.
23:44
88'ENDO (Japan) is penalised after committing a foul.
23:43
87'ENDO (Japan) takes a corner kick.
23:42
86' KAKITANI (in) comes off the bench to replace KAGAWA (out) (Japan)
23:42
86'GERVINHO (Ivory Coast) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
23:41
85'YA KONAN (Ivory Coast) takes a corner kick.
23:41
85'DROGBA (Ivory Coast) sees an effort go off target.
23:40
84'NAGATOMO (Japan) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DROGBA (Ivory Coast).
23:38
82'DROGBA (Ivory Coast) commits a foul.

Man of the Match

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Line-ups

Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'IvoireCIV
Japan
JapanJPN
(GK)
(GK)
3
75'
78'
10
86'
(C)
17
(C) 54'
62'
18
67'
22
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
23
(GK)
7
54'
86'
11
62'
13
67'
78'
14
15
15
19
18
75'
20
21
CoachCoach
Sabri LAMOUCHI (FRA)Alberto ZACCHERONI (ITA)

Match Facts

Recife

Recife is the capital of the state of Pernambuco, in the north-east of Brazil, and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area - a conurbation of another 13 cities, including Olinda, with a population of 3.7 million.

Arena Pernambuco

  • Stadium nameArena Pernambuco
  • CityRecife
  • Year constructed2014
  • Overall capacity42610

Weather

  • Rain
  • 26° CTemperature
  • 10 m/sWind
  • 77 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Enrique OSSES
    Chile
    ChileCHI
  • Assistant Referee 1: Carlos ASTROZA (CHI)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Sergio ROMAN (CHI)
  • Fourth official: Néant ALIOUM (CMR)

Groups

Group C
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
COL
33009279
GRE
311124-24
CIV
310245-13
JPN
301226-41