FIFA World Cup 2014: Ivory Coast Register Come From Behind Win Over Japan

After Japan star Keisuke Honda knocked the Elephants groggy with a 16th minute goal to make it 1-0, goals from Wilfried Bony and Gervinho in the 64th and 66th minutes saw Ivory Coast home.

updated: June 15, 2014 09:18 IST
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Recife: Two goals in two second-half minutes saw the Ivory Coast come from behind and beat Japan 2-1 in a dramatic World Cup Group C late Saturday encounter.

Gervinho and Didier Drogba


A fine Keisuke Honda strike after 16 minutes had put Japan in front at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife, but the Ivorians introduced Didier Drogba from the bench just after the hour mark before going on to turn the game on its head.

Within five minutes of the veteran striker's arrival on the rain-soaked surface, the Elephants scored twice, both times from Serge Aurier crosses.

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