In the 4th game and the late kickoff on Saturday night we will have Japan taking on Ivory Coast in the Group C game to be played at Arena Pernambuco, Recife at around 22:00 Local Time (02:00 AM Uk time)
Japan took the lead first but it was African side who came up top in the second half an scored two goals, Honda opened the scoring for Japan in the first half but an inspired subsitution of Drogba changed the game as he was heavily involved in both goals.
World Cup magic will continue deep into the saturday night when Japan takes on african nation Ivory Coast in the late kickoff which will be played in the city of Recife. This is another finaly balanced game where either side can get a win and they really do need one in order to get through this group. There will be an early kickoff between Colombia and Greece who are the other two teams in Group C.
Possible Starting Lineups of Japan vs Ivory Coast:
Below is the predicted lineups of both teams, Drogba will be starting upfront with Kalou and Gervinho supporting him in attack while Yaya Toure, Tiote and Sere Die will make up the central midfield, Japan on the other hand might go with Kakitani upfront on his own whole Kagawa, Honda and Okazaki playing in attacking midfield roles. Endo and Yamaguchi will be sit deep in midfield.
Japan vs Ivory Coast Predictions:
A tough game to predict, Japan have quality players going forward but their defence will be a worry while Ivory Coast have Drogba upfront, Kalou and Gervinho in the attack so they do have goals in them. Yaya Toure will be the key player in this game, if he gets going Japan will find it hard to cope with african’s pace and power. I am going with a 2-1 win for Ivory Coast.