Didier Drogba (right) will be crucial to Ivory Coast's chances © Getty Images
Didier Drogba (right) will be crucial to Ivory Coast’s chances © Getty Images

 

Jun 19, 2014

 

The leaders of Group C, Colombia and Ivory Coast clash off in their crucial second match at Brasilia to determine who claims the top position in the group. The Cafeteros are feeling very confident after a decisive 3-0 win against Greece and manager Jose Pekerman will be relying a lot on Monaco’s James Rodriguez and Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado, who both made a great impression last week. Star striker Radamel Falcao’s absence is not the only blow for Colombia as Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca suffered a leg injury and has been ruled out of the rest of the group stage.

 

Ivory Coast left Recife in good spirits after a 2-1 win over Japan, but now they will have to face much more difficult opposition. Chelsea legend Didier Drogba came from the bench and absolutely revived the team but it is not certain yet if he will be starting instead of Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.

 

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