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The 8th game of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will have Ivory Coast face Japan on the 14th day of June at Arena Pernambuco, Recife. This game seem to be fairly balanced with both the two team having strength and power that is almost similar. Ivory Coast prides for making it into the world cup for 3 times consecutively.
Those are the only occasion that the African team has ever qualified for the world cup. In this group, Japan is the team with the best record ever since it managed to reach the round 16 two times since 1998. This makes Japan somehow a superior team with potential of doing will as far as the history is taken into consideration.
World Cup Match preview: Ivory Coast vs Japan
Ivory Coast is ranked the second best team in Africa and hence one of the favorite team in the African continent at large. The team has got quality players who have been on the limelight in various clubs in the world. They are the ones that will bring energy into this match.
They will go into this match knowing they carry the pride of Africa. In the previous warm up matches before the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Ivory Coast lost 1-2 to Herzegovina and secured a 2-1 victory when they played El Salvador.
With the above results, Ivory Coast is not a team to always underrate. I am sure that they have fully prepared to face Japan in their opening match and a determinant factor of their progress at the world cup.
Japan is the other team that should be handled with much care. Having consecutively qualified for the world cup a total of 5 times is not a mere joke. It shows the consistence the team has it terms of performance. Although Japan lacks that physical strength when compared to Ivory Coast, it will for sure make up for in terms of energy and speed.
This team is said to be that black hoarse of the group. In the pre-world cup warm up matches that Japan has played, it recorded a very high scoring power. It secured a 3-1 victory against Costa Rica and a 4-3 win over Zambia. This shows that they will be starting the world cup campaign on a very high note. Believe me you, Ivory Coast won’t find it easy defeating Japan.
Ivory Coast vs Japan: Best Gamers Of The Match
Didier Drogba who is a striker and Yaya Toure the midfielder are the key players of Ivory Coast in their opening match against Japan. The duo players have been very instrumental on the international stage where they have managed to play extremely well for their respective clubs. Wilfried Bony is another player that will be of great need for the African team.
Japan on the other hand will depend more on Shinji Kagawa, a player who has high playing skills and reliability. He will be assisted by Keisuke Honda who is also among the best players that Japan has.
Ivory Coast vs Japan: World Cup Match Facts
Ivory Cast and Japan have faced each other a total of 6 times over the past years. Japan won the two matches while Ivory Coast 1. Each team has been able to score a total of 2 goals. In the recent ranking by FIFA, Ivory Coast are placed in the 23rd position while Japan in the 46th position.
Unlike the previous time the two teams have played against each other, this won will end up in a 2-2 draw come the 90th minute. This is because the teams have got almost similar attacking power and strength.