FIFA World Cup

Ivory Coast vs. Japan: Live Score, Highlights for World Cup 2014 Group C Game

CLEARWATER, FL - JUNE 06:  Shinji Kagawa runs with the ball during the International Friendly Match between Japan and Zambia at Raymond James Stadium on June 6, 2014 in Clearwater, Florida.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
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Jerrad PetersWorld Football Staff WriterJune 14, 2014

Ivory Coast erased a second-half deficit to defeat Japan, 2-1, Saturday in the nightcap of Day 3 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Keisuke Honda put Japan ahead 1-0 with a goal at the 16th minute of the match. That advantage held until midway through the second half when Ivory Coast scored two goals in three minutes time to move ahead 2-1, then holding on for the victory. Wilfried Bony and Gervinho scored for Ivory Coast, respectively.

Line-Ups

Ivory Coast: Barry; Aurier, Bamba, Zokora, Boka; Y.Toure, Tiote, Serey Die; Gervinho, Bony, Kalou

Japan: Kawashima; Uchida, Morishige, Yoshida, Nagatomo; Yamaguchi, Hasebe; Okazaki, Honda, Kagawa; Osako

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