Columbia vs Cote d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast Live Scores FIFA World Cup 2014: The entire world comes to a standstill once after every four years when the biggest stage in football gets underway - the FIFA World Cup! The FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Sao Paulo in Brazil on June 12, 2014. The flagship event of world football enters into its 20th edition of the tournament. The final of the tournament will be played on July 13 at the Estadio do Maracana.
Today’s action will kick off with a game between Columbia and Cote d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast (Estadio Nacional, Brasilia 13:00 June 19, 2014 / 9:30 pm IST on Sony SIX). Check Columbia vs Cote d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast Live Scores FIFA World Cup 2014 online on http://www.mid-day.com/sports/fifa-world-cup-2014.
Both the teams have won their first match. Colombia won convincingly over Greece while Cote d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast had to put in some effort after Japan had the lead in the 16th minute. Group C doesn’t have any big teams in it and this gives both the teams an opportunity to improve their World cup record. A win in this match will almost ensure them a spot in the Knockout stage.
Colombia has never made it past the group stage in the world cup, with the exception of Italy 1990, when the team made it to the round of 16. However, the current squad has the potential to go a long way in the tournament. The team suffered a major setback when their star striker Radamel Falcao was ruled out due to injury. In his absence, Sevilla striker Carlos Bacca will lead the strike force with support from Adrian Ramos. Colombia has open against Greece on 14 June, followed by the resilient Cote d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast today on 19 June and their final match against Japan will take place on June 24. Columbia FIFA Ranking is 5.
The talented Ivory Coast football team made their world cup debut in 2006. Though the Ivorians are yet to make an impact in their previous world cup appearances, the current team has the potential to make a mark. Star striker Didier Drogba will lead the side. Salomon Kalou ,Yaya Toure, Wifried Bony along with Kolo Toure are the stars to watch out for. The Ivorians had squared off against Japan on 14 June, will play against Colombia today on 19 June and their final group game against Greece will be on 24 June. Cote d’Ivoire / Ivory Coast FIFA Ranking is 21.