Ivory Coast v Japan, 14 June 2014

Score2-1 to Ivory Coast
RefereeEnrique Osses
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group C
VenueItaipava Arena Pernambuco
Attendance40,267
Kick-off 10.00pm local (2.00am BST + 1 day) Man of the Match: Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast) Assistant referees: Carlos Astroza (Chile) Sergio Román (Chile) Fourth official: Néant Alioum (Cameroon) Fifth official: Djibril Camara (Senegal) The two teams had met in three previous matches, all in friendlies, most recently in 2010. Japan took the lead in the first half, when Keisuke Honda collected a pass from Yuto Nagatomo after a quick throw-in to strike home with his left foot high into the net. However, Ivory Coast came back with two goals in two minutes in the second half, first Wilfried Bony headed in from Serge Aurier's cross from the right from six yards, followed by a Gervinho header from six yards from another cross from Aurier on the right. With his goal, Honda became the first Japanese player to score in two World Cups, and also claimed sole possession of being the top Japanese scorer in World Cup history with three total goals.

2  Ivory Coast

Manager: Sabri Lamouchi

1  Japan

Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni

Goals:

Wilfried Bony 64 G
Gervinho 66 G

Goals:

Keisuke Honda 16 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry
Defender Serge Aurier
Defender Sol Bamba
Defender Arthur Boka
Defender Didier Zokora
Defender/Midfielder Cheik Tioté
Midfielder Serey Dié
Midfielder Yaya Touré (captain)
Forward Wilfried Bony
Forward Gervinho
Forward Salomon Kalou

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima
Defender Masato Morishige
Defender Yuto Nagatomo
Defender Atsuto Uchida
Defender Maya Yoshida
Midfielder Makoto Hasebe (captain)
Midfielder Keisuke Honda
Midfielder Shinji Kagawa
Midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi
Forward Shinji Okazaki
Forward Yuya Osako

Substitutions:

Didier Drogba for Serey Dié 62
Constant Djakpa for Arthur Boka 75
Didier Ya Konan for Wilfried Bony 78

Substitutions:

Yasuhito Endo for Makoto Hasebe 54
Yoshito Okubo for Yuya Osako 67
Yoichiro Kakitani for Shinji Kagawa 86

Cards:

Sol Bamba 54 Y
Didier Zokora 58 Y

Cards:

Maya Yoshida 23 Y
Masato Morishige 64 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo
Goalkeeper Sayouba Mande
Defender Constant Djakpa
Defender Ousmane Viera
Defender/Midfielder Kolo Toure
Midfielder Mathis Bolly
Midfielder Ismaël Diomandé
Midfielder Max Gradel
Midfielder Didier Ya Konan
Forward Didier Drogba
Forward Giovanni Sio

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda
Goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa
Defender Hiroki Sakai
Defender/Midfielder Gotoku Sakai
Midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama
Midfielder Yasuhito Endo
Midfielder Masahiko Inoha
Midfielder Yasuyuki Konno
Forward Yoshito Okubo
Forward Manabu Saito