20 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Colombia vs Ivory Coast 21st Match in Pictures

Colombia moved atop Group C with a thrilling 2-1 victory over a resilient Ivory Coast side.

The Colombians are in a commanding spot to advance into the knockout stages with six points through two matches, while Les Elephants are still in contention with three points.

Colombia will finish against Japan, while the Ivory Coast will face Greece.

James Rodriguez put Colombia ahead in the 64th minute with a header off of a corner kick.

Just as Colombia appeared bound for three points, Gervinho put the Ivory Coast right back in the thick of things with a fantastic solo effort in the 74th minute, to bring Les Elephants back within a goal at 2-1.

Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez celebrates scoring during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.


Colombian fans cheer before the start of the Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast.

A Colombian fan reacts during Fanfesta's live projection of the Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at Copacabana beach in Rio.

Ivorian migrants react during the FIFA World Cup 2014 football match between Ivory Coast and Colombia in Brazil, in Rabat, Morocco.

Colombia's Argentinian coach Jose Pekerman reacts during the Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast.

Colombia's defender and captain Mario Alberto Yepes (L) fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba.

Colombia's forward Teofilo Gutierrez shoots the ball.

Colombia's goalkeeper David Ospina (L) celebrates with defender Cristian Zapata at the end of match.

Colombia's midfielder Abel Aguilar (C) heads the ball between Ivory Coast's midfielders Ismael Cheick Tiote (L) and Geoffroy Serey Die.

Colombia's midfielder James Rodriguez plays with a giant ball thrown on the pitch.

Colombia's midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero shoots to score.

Colombian fans arrive to attend the Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (C) and his wife Maria Clemencia attend the match between Colombia and Ivory Coast.

English referee Howard Webb (C) speaks with Ivory Coast's midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die (L) and Colombia's defender Cristian Zapata.

Fan reacts during Fanfesta's live projection.

Ivory Coast's defender Didier Zokora reacts in after receiving a yellow card.

Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho celebrates scoring during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast's forward Wilfried Bony (R) challenges Colombia's defender Cristian Zapata.

Ivory Coast's French coach Sabri Lamouchi reacts during a Group C football match between Colombia and Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast's midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die (R) challenges Colombia's midfielder Juan Guillermo Cuadrado.

Ivory Coast's players gather around midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die (C) as he cries while his national anthem played.
(AFP Photo)

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