Apr 26, 2014
The Ivory Coast has found themselves in a reasonable group to help their chances of getting through to the next round, although they have failed to get past this stage in the past two World Cups, although they faced much better teams than they will tackle this time around.
They were impressive during the qualifying stages and after drawing groups of death in their last two World Cup tournaments, the opportunity to get to the Round of 16 may be within their reach with the likes of Colombia, Japan and Greece to contend with in Group C.
The Ivory Coast squad is getting on in years but with players such as Salomon Kalou, Yaya Toure and Didier Drogba all capable of great brilliance at this level, they have the talent to finish first or second in this group.
Early 2014 World Cup odds for Ivory Coast have them at $101 to win the tournament and you can get $4.50 about them to win Group C.
Ivory Coast World Cup Odds
Win the World Cup: $101.00
Win Group C: $4.50
Qualify for next Round: $1.91
Reach 2014 World Cup Final: $41.00
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The Ivory Coast have under achieved on the world stage in recent times, failing to get past the group stages in this event and unable to make the semi finals on a couple of occasions in the last three African Cup of Nations tournaments, but they are a capable unit when on song and will prove tough opponents for their Group C rivals.
We think if all the planets align then the Ivory Coast are value @ $4.50 to win Group C, but a better option might be to take the $1.91 to finish in the top 2 and claim a spot in the next round.
Group C Draw for Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast will meet Colombia, Greece and Japan in Group C and they play their first match against Japan on Sunday 15th June 2014 at 11am in the morning (Australian time).
|Sun 15 Jun||Ivory Coast||vs||Japan||11am||Recife||Bet now|
|Fri 20 Jun||Colombia||vs||Ivory Coast||2am||Brasilia||Bet now|
|Wed 25 Jun||Greece||vs||Ivory Coast||6am||Fortaleza||Bet now|
Ivory Coast World Cup Squad
The 30 man Ivory Coast World Cup provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, South America.
Defenders: Kolo Touré (Liverpool), Bamba Souleyman (Trabzonspor), Jean Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart), Serge Aurier (Toulouse), Brice Dja Djédjé (Marseille), Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor), Benjamin Angoua Brou (Valenciennes), Ousman Vieira (Caykur Rizespor)
Midfielders: Cheick Tioté (Newcastle), Yaya Touré (Manchester City), Ndri Romaric (Bastia), Max-Alain Gradel (St Etienne), Ismaël Diomandé (St Etienne), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover 96), Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt), Geoffroy Serey Dié (Basel)
Forwards: Wilfried Bony (Swansea), Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), Gervinho (Roma), Giovanni Sio (Basel), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow), Lacina Traoré (Monaco), Salomon Kalou (Lille)
Head Coach for the Ivory Coast World Cup squad is Sabri Lamouchi and team captain is Didier Drogba.
World Cup players to watch for the Ivory Coast
Former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba is getting on in years but he is still a mighty presence for his country and an inspirational one at that.
The talented Yaya Toure has had a brilliant season with Manchester City in the Premier League scoring plenty of goals and will be a vital cog for the African outfit in Brazil.
Youngster Serge Aurier is one to watch for the Ivory Coast while talented winger Max Gradel could prove beneficial with more games for his country under his belt.
Visit our Group C page for more information on teams competing in this group at the 2014 World Cup.
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