15 Jun 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014: Japan vs Ivory Coast Sixth Match in Pictures

Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi warned his side not to get carried away after they came from behind to defeat Japan 2-1 in their World Cup Group C opener in Recife on Saturday night.
Headers by Wilfried Bony and Gervinho just 98 seconds apart secured the points for the Africans, after Japan's star player Keisuke Honda had put them ahead with an impressive strike in the 16th minute

Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho (L) celebrates with Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba after scoring during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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Ivory Coast's defender Souleymane Bamba (top) heads the ball.
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Ivory Coast's defender Didier Zokora (L) vies with Japan's forward Yuya Osako.
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Japan's forward Keisuke Honda celebrates after scoring during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan.
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Japan's football supporters are disappointed as Japan was defeated by Ivory Coast at the Tokyo Dome stadium in Tokyo.
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Football fans react during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan.
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Japanese fans look on during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan.
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Ivory Coast's football players celebrate their victory at the end of  match.
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Japanese football supporters cheer for Japan's national team before starting a public viewing of the group C match against Ivory Coast of the FIFA World Cup at the Tokyo Dome stadium in Tokyo.
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Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho celebates afte scoring a goal.
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Ivory Coast's defender Serge Aurier heads the ball.
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Ivory Coast's defender Souleymane Bamba (L) is shown a yellow card by Chilean referee Enrique Roberto Osses Zencovich.
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Ivory Coast's forward and captain Didier Drogba celebrates after Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho scored a goal.
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Ivory Coast's French coach Sabri Lamouchi looks on his team.
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Japan's midfielder Yasuhito Endo (L) and Japan's defender Yuto Nagatomo vies with Ivory Coast's midfielder Didier Ya Konan.
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Ivory Coast fan looks on during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan.
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Ivory Coast's midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die (L) vies with Japan's defender Yuto Nagatomo.
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Japan's defender Maya Yoshida (L) heads the ball past Ivory Coast's forward and Didier Drogba.
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Japan's football supporters are disappointed as Japan was defeated by Ivory Coast at the Tokyo Dome stadium in Tokyo.
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Japan's forward Keisuke Honda reacts during a Group C football match between Ivory Coast and Japan.
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Japan's midfielder Yasuhito Endo (L) vies with Ivory Coast's midfielder Didier Ya Konan.
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The Japanese national team (top L-R) Japan's forward Yuya Osako, Japan's defender Masato Morishige, Japan's defender Maya Yoshida, Japan's goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima and Japan's forward Keisuke Honda and (bottom L-R) Japan's midfielder and captain Makoto Hasebe, Japan's defender Yuto Nagatomo, Japan's defender Atsuto Uchida, Japan's midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi, Japan's forward Shinji Okazaki and Japan's forward Shinji Kagawa  pose for group photograph.
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Ivory Coast national team (top L-R) Ivory Coast's forward Gervinho, Ivory Coast's midfielder Ismael Cheick Tiote, Ivory Coast's forward Wilfried Bony, Ivory Coast's defender Souleymane Bamba, Ivory Coast's midfielder Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast's forward Salomon Kalou and Ivory Coast's defender Didier Zokora (bottom L-R) Ivory Coast's defender Serge Aurier, Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry, Ivory Coast's defender Arthur Boka and Ivory Coast's midfielder Geoffroy Serey Die pose for group photograph.
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