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) Ivory Coast went a goal down from a fine strike by Keisuke Honda in the 16th minute. Japan held theor lead until, 2 minutes after the introduction of Didier Drogba, Wilfred Bony scored from a Serge Aurier cross. Two minutes later the Ivorians went ahead from another Aurier cross - this time headed in by Gervinho. The result was a deserved 2-0 victory for the Ivory Coast who enjoyed 58% possession and managed 21 shots on goal to Japan's 7.

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 Die
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 Die 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 Ismael Diomande
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