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Colombia v Ivory Coast

Gary Lineker presents live coverage of the World Cup game between Colombia and Ivory Coast, which takes place at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia.

Colombia are the Group C seeds but face a tough examination against a powerful Ivory Coast side featuring the likes of Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure. The Ivorians were handed extremely difficult draws in their two previous World Cup campaigns, failing to advance to the knock-out stage in both 2006 and 2010. This could be the last chance for their so-called 'golden generation' to shine on the biggest stage.

Los Cafeteros are making their first World Cup appearance since 1998, and have only reached the last 16 once before - in 1990. However, a new wave of talent has emerged which has seen the country soar up the Fifa rankings in the last three years. They finished a close second to Argentina in South American qualifying, and boast some exciting young players, including Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado and Monaco playmaker James Rodriguez.

Release date:

2 hours, 35 minutes

Last on

Thu 19 Jun 2014 16:30

BBC Sport: Colombia v Ivory Coast

Preview followed by live coverage of the World Cup game between Colombia and Ivory Coast from the BBC Sport site.


Role Contributor
PresenterGary Lineker
CommentatorSteve Wilson
CommentatorMark Lawrenson
EditorPaul Armstrong
ProducerPhil Bigwood

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