Read a preview and watch a live stream of Japan vs Cote d’Ivoire in Group C of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Arena Pernambuco, Recife.
Where: Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
When: 02:00 BST
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Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi expects to be able to call upon Man City powerhouse Yaya Toure as Les Éléphants look to begin their World Cup exertions with a comfortable win over Japan.
A number of Lamouchi’s side are in the final throes of their careers and captain Didier Drogba will be looking to break down Japan’s workmanlike defence.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni will look to creative talents Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda for their attacking spark but it would take a brave man to bet on anything other than an Ivory Coast thrashing from this encounter.