Ivory Coast vs Japan highlights (2-1)

Ivory Coast 2 vs 1 Japan highlights 15.6

Ivory Coast got their World Cup 2014 campaign off to a positive start as they defeated Asian representative, Japan this weekend.

The African side were keen on improving their performance in World Cup and targeting a spot into the knock out stage.

Keen on fulfilling that ambition, Ivory Coast immediately took an attacking initiative, but Japan were also pushing hard for three points.

It was the Asian giant that went ahead as Keisuke Honda opened the scoring for his team with a bullet shot on 16 minutes.

Despite putting a lot of attacking effort, things didn't seem to come off for Ivory Coast, up till the introduction of Didier Drogba.

Drogba's entrance boosted his teammates' confidence as within just minutes after entering the pitch, he inspired Ivory Coast to snatch an equalizing goal, which was scored by Wilfried Bony on 64 minutes.

Two minutes later, Sabri Lamouchi's men completed the turn around as Gervinho puts them in front with his close range header on 66 minutes.

Ivory Coast vs Japan . Score: 2-1.

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Tags: Ivory Coast, Japan, Group C - WC 2014

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