World Cup group stage - Colombia vs. Ivory Coast

As two of world football's underachieving nations, Ivory Coast and Colombia will be desperate not to let slip a rare chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Both teams opened Group C with victories, meaning another in the Brazilian capital will almost certainly guarantee a place in the last 16.
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Juan Fernando Quintero of Colombia is brought down by Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Cote D'Ivoire at Estadio Nacional on June 19, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Ivory Coast's Serey Die and Barry react after Colombia's second goal during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match in Brasilia

Ivory Coast's Geoffroy Serey Die (C) and his teammate Boubacar Barry (R) react after Colombia's Juan Quintero (unseen) scored his team's second goal during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hanna (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY WORLD CUP)

Ivory Coast's Serge Aurier runs towards the big ball during the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Brasilia national stadium

Ivory Coast's Serge Aurier runs towards the big ball during the 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRAZIL - Tags: TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast is tackled by Abel Aguilar of Colombia during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Cote D'Ivoire at Estadio Nacional on June 19, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Colombia's Yepes jumps for the ball with Ivory Coast's Bony during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match in Brasilia

Colombia's Mario Yepes (L) jumps for the ball with Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hanna (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Colombia's Yepes reacts as he fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's Barry during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia

Colombia's Mario Yepes reacts as he fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry (blue) during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Colombia's Cuadrado tussles for the ball with Ivory Coast's Serey Die during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia

Colombia's Juan Cuadrado (L) tussles for the ball with Ivory Coast's Geoffroy Serey Die during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Colombia's Yepes fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's Barry and Bamba during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia

Colombia's Mario Yepes (bottom) fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's Boubacar Barry (C) and Souleyman Bamba during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

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James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his teammates during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Cote D'Ivoire at Estadio Nacional on June 19, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Colombia's Pablo Armero celebrates after the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Colombia won 2-1

Colombia's Pablo Armero celebrates after the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Colombia won 2-1. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Colombia's James Rodriguez (10) crosses the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colombia's James Rodriguez (10) crosses the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry fails to stop a goal by Colombia's James Rodriguez during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ivory Coast's goalkeeper Boubacar Barry fails to stop a goal by Colombia's James Rodriguez during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Ivory Coast's Zokora fights for the ball with Colombia's Ibarbo during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match in Brasilia

Ivory Coast's Didier Zokora (L) fights for the ball with Colombia's Victor Ibarbo during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hanna (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony (12) and Colombia's Abel Aguilar (8) battle for the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony (12) and Colombia's Abel Aguilar (8) battle for the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Colombia's Aguilar and Yepes fight for the ball with Ivory Coast's Tiote and Bamba during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia

Colombia's Abel Aguilar (L) and Mario Yepes (2nd R) fight for the ball with Ivory Coast's Cheick Tiote (2nd L) and Souleyman Bamba during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Colombia's Sanchez jumps for a header against Ivory Coast's Bony during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia in Brasilia

Colombia's Carlos Sanchez (L) jumps for a header against Ivory Coast's Wilfried Bony during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Colombia's Gutierrez and Ivory Coast's Zokora fight for the ball during their 2014 World Cup soccer match in Brasilia

Colombia's Teofilo Gutierrez and Ivory Coast's Didier Zokora (R) fight for the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Ivory Coast's Max Gradel, right, battles with Colombia's Pablo Armero for the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Ivory Coast's Max Gradel, right, battles with Colombia's Pablo Armero for the ball during the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Ivory Coast's Tiote fights for the ball with Colombia's Aguilar during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia in Brasilia

Ivory Coast's Cheick Tiote (L) fights for the ball with Colombia's Abel Aguilar during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Colombia at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Ivory Coast's Arthur Boka fights for the ball with Colombia's Juan Cuadrado wduring their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium

Ivory Coast's Arthur Boka fights for the ball with Colombia's Juan Cuadrado wduring their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)

Colombian supporters hold up a cutout portrait of current Colombian soccer player Juan Guillermo Cuadrado ahead of the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014

Colombian supporters hold up a cutout portrait of current Colombian soccer player Juan Guillermo Cuadrado ahead of the group C World Cup soccer match between Colombia and Ivory Coast at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)