Two teams that started their Group C campaigns with impressive wins will lock horns as Colombia and Ivory Coast attempt to gain the upper hand in the qualifying stakes for the knockout rounds.
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Colombia showed they are still a force to reckon with even without their talisman Radamel Falcao by easing past Greece in their first match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 last Saturday.
"It is a dream come true for me," Colombia coach Jose Pekerman said after the victory. "We wanted to be focused, play inspiring football with good skills. My players met all the objectives we had set out and that is very positive for going forward in this competition.
"This is how we planned this match. Some things turned out the way we wanted, some things didn't, but we were extremely focused and showed that we are here to play a good World Cup."
Goals from Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez helped Colombia on their way to an easy three points, but the South Americans will know they face a much tougher prospect in the shape of Ivory Coast, fresh from their comeback victory over Japan.
Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi tried to play down expectations after his side's victory over Japan, insisting Colombia start the Group C game in Brasilia on Thursday as favourites.
"I want to highlight the fact that we are going to play only the eighth World Cup finals match in our history," he said. "We know that we will not have a lot of space and we will definitely have to win the battle in the midfield to impose our game.
"We will have to fight a bit more and be technically stronger. We need to make less mistakes and be more focused that we were against Japan. Colombia are a team that is known for being very strong in attack. When you look at some of the players on the bench you know that their potential is amazing.
"I don't know what the coach will decide but I can tell you it will be a completely different style of play to Japan and we have to be ready for that."
Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire Ivory Coast to victory over Japan, but Lamouchi was mum on whether the veteran striker would be awarded with a place in the starting lineup.
"Didier knows how important he is to the team and he knows what his role is when he plays for Ivory Coast," he added. "Obviously he might be disappointed not to be starting but he is showing in training that he is very dedicated.
"Every member of the Ivory Coast delegation wants to make it to the next round of the World Cup."
Ivory Coast will be without Didier Ya Konan due to a knee injury, while Colombia will have to do without the services of Carlos Bacca. Pekerman, though, will have Fredy Guarin back in the lineup after the midfielder missed the first match through suspension. Guarin is expected to replace Abel Aguilar in midfield.
Expected lineups: Colombia: Ospina; Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero; Guarin, Sanchez; Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Ibarbo; Gutierrez.
Ivory Coast: Barry Kopa; Aurier, Zokora, Bamba, Boka; Serey, Tiote; Kalou, Yaya Toure, Gervinho; Bony.