Samba boys up against Ivory coast

Published: Sunday, June 20, 2010, 15:55 [IST]
 
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Johannesburg: Brazil will be tested by formidable Ivory coast in Johannesburg especially after the return of Didier Drogba for Ivory coast. The mighty Brazilians tipped by millions to lift the World Cup has never lost to a team from outside South America or Europe. They will be on a lookout to outplay the Ivory side and book their place in the last 16. In the first match, Korea DPR really managed to defend well against the Brazilian attack.

Ivory Coast on the other side had a frustrating opening match just managing to draw against Portugal. The Ivorians will be hugely counting on their star striker Drogba to bring out his brilliance and help them disappoint the mighty Samba boys. Drogba, who plays club football for Chelsea played a crucial role for Chelsea to help them win Premier league and FA Cup double scoring 44 goals from 52 appearances.

The game is sure to be full of entertainment with the likes of Didier Drogba, Kaka, Robhino, Salomon Kalou, Fabiano on the pitch on duty for their respective teams fighting for the place in the last 16.


Players to watch out for:

Ivory Coast: Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou

Brazil: Maicon, Robhino, Kaka

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