Ivory Coast Bony
Ivory Coast will be desperate to progress to the knockout stagesReuters

Group C is a group from which any of the four teams can advance, with Colombia and Ivory Coast probably starting as the slight favourites. Colombia were dealt a major blow after losing their talisman Radamel Falcao to injury, but they still have some seriously talented players.

The Ivory Coast have flattered to deceive in recent tournaments, their "golden generation" failing to live up to the hype, but World Cup 2014 in Brazil might just be their time to stand up and shine. Greece are a team that are notoriously hard to beat and will always be there or thereabouts for knockout contention, while Japan are one of the strongest Asian sides, and a team that can beat any of the other three in Group C on their day.

Squads: Ivory Coast: Goalkeepers: Boubakar Barry, Sylvain Gbohouo, Sayouba Mande

Defenders: Ousmane Diarrassouba, Artur Boka, Kolo Toure, Jean Akpa-Akpro, Serge Aurier, Constant Djakpa, Souleymane Bamba

Midfielders: Didier Zokora, Mathis Bolly, Cheick Tiote, Ismael, Diomande, Max Gradel, Yaya Toure, Die Serey

Forwards: Salomon Kalou, Gervinho, Didier Drogba, Wilfried, Bony, Ya Konan, Giovanni Sio

Coach: Sabri Lamouchi

Colombia
Colombia need to find a way to move past the loss of Radamel FalcaoReuters

Colombia: Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Faryd Mondragon

Defenders: Cristian Zapata, Mario Yepes, Santiago Arias, Pablo, Armero, Eder, Balanta, Juan Zuniga, Carlos Valdes.

Midfielders: Carlos Carbonero, Carlos Sanchez, Abel Aguilar, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado, Fredy Guarin, Alexander Mejia, Juan Quintero

Forwards: Teofilo GutiĆ©rrez, Victor Ibarbo, Carlos Bacca, Adrian Ramos, Jackson Martinez

Coach: Jose Pekerman

Greece
Greece are going to be an extremely difficult team to beatReuters

Greece: Goalkeepers: Orestis Karnezis, Panagiotis Glykos, Stefanos Kapino

Defenders: Giorgios Tzavellas, Konstantinos Manolas, Vangelis Moras, Loukas Vyntra, Vasileios Torosidis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Jose Holebas

Midfielders: Ioannis Maniatis, Alexandros Tziolis, Panagiotis Kone, Georgios Karagounis, LAzaros Christodoulopoulos, Ioannis Fetfatzidis, Konstantinos Katsouranis, Andreas Samaris, Panagiotis Tachtsidis

Forwards: Georgios Samaras, Kostas Mitroglou, Dimitrios Salpingidis, Theofanis Gekas

Coach: Fernando Santos

Japan
Japan will know they can get to the last 16 from Group CReuters

Japan: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Shusaku Nishikawa, Shuichi Gonda

Defenders: Atsuto Uchida, Gotoku Sakai, Yuto Nagatomo, Masato Morishige, Yasuyuki Konno, Masahiko Inoha, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida

Midfielders: Yasuhito Endo, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Shinji Kagawa, Toshihiro Aoyama, Hotaru Yamaguchi Makato Hasebe

Forwards: Keisuke Honda, Shinji Okazaki, Yoichiro Kakitani, Yoshito Okubo, Yuya Osako, Manabu Saito

Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni