Ivory Coast vs Japan, World Cup Group Stage Open Thread

For viewers in the United States, here’s where you can watch the Ivory Coast vs Japan, 9pm ET game:

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Starting line-ups: 

Japan: Kawashima, Uchida, Honda, Nagatomo, Morishige, Okazaki, Kagawa, Yamaguchi, Hasebe, Osako, Yoshida

Ivory Coast: Barry, Boka, Zokora, Kalou, Tiote, Gervinho, Bony, Aurier, Y.Toure, Serey, Bamba

SEE MORE — Everything you need to know about the World Cup.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

11 thoughts on “Ivory Coast vs Japan, World Cup Group Stage Open Thread”

  1. I like that Ivory Coast team. Leaving out the older players, like Drogba, is a real statement of intent. They have the talent but always fail to impress. If Gervinho can replicate his club form with Roma and Yaya is influential in midfield then I can see this team go far.

    Japan are always entertaining but they haven’t been very impressive leading up to the World Cup. All eyes on them to see what they can do.

      1. It’s a global TV feed but they’re using their own commentators (Derek Rae and Efan Ekoku in this example).

  2. Excellent defending so far by Japan. A lot of critical tackles and blocks to prevent CIV from scoring.

  3. Wow – two crosses & two headers = two goals & Ivory Coast comes from nowhere to shock Japan (whose goalkeeper did a shocking job in regards to the 2nd goal)

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