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.
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