While Colombia has advanced to the Round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup, the field is wide open for the other spot in Group C. When Greece faces Ivory Coast in Fortaleza on Tuesday, both countries will be seeking a victory.
For Greece, a victory is the only way they can advance. Greece is at the bottom of the group with one point, but is at minus-three in goal differential. Should Colombia defeat or draw with Japan, and Greece defeats Ivory Coast, the Greeks will advance.
Ivory Coast can win the group with a win over Greece and a Colombia loss. The Ivorians trail Colombia in goal differential, 4-0. Ivory Coast can also advance with a draw with Greece and a Colombia draw.
Greece will be without Kostas Katsouranis, who received his second yellow card of the tournament against Japan. Didier Zokora won’t play for Ivory Coast, after getting his second yellow card on Thursday.
G: Orestis Karnezis
D: Kostas Manolas, Vasileios Torosidis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Jose Cholevas
M: Ioannis Maniatis, Panagiotis Kone, Georgios Karagounis
F: Giorgos Samaras, Kostas Mitroglou, Ioannis Fetfatzidis
Ivory Coast (Probable)
G: Boubacar Barry
D: Arthur Boka, Kolo Toure, Serge Aurier, Souleymane Bamba
M: Ismael Tiote, Gervinho, Max Gradel, Yaya Toure, Serey Die
F: Wilfried Bony
Betting Odds (Bovada.lv)
Greece win: +285
Ivory Coast win: -110
Greece has been shut out in both of their matches, and that trend might continue on Tuesday. One goal might be all it takes for Ivory Coast to advance to the next round.
Ivory Coast 1-0 Greece