Ivory Coast vs. Japan in GIFs

Africa gets its first win of the World Cup

Earlier today CONCACAF got its second win of the tournament after Costa Rica upset Uruguay. Today, Asia and Africa tried to get on the board when Ivory Coast played Japan in Recife. It was the West Africans who got the job done. They trailed at the half when Keisuke Honda put Japan ahead, but the Elephants scored two within two minutes of the second half. Didier Drogba started on the bench and he didn’t appear happy (see below), but as soon as he came on, he made an impact. Think he’ll be in the starting XI next game? Check out our GIFs from another entertaining match.

mohawk

Ah ha, Die Serey’s mohawk is better than Balotell’s.

 

japancoach

Japan has an Italian coach, Alberto Zaccheroni. (That’s two-thirds of the Axis powers.)

 

celebration

Happy Japan fans—before kick-off.

 

attempt
Both team’s left gaps in their defense. Here Ivory Coast squanders an early chance.

 

Honda_Goal
Honda, one of the most underrated players in the world, scores a terrific goal to put Japan up 1–0.

crowd
Blue Man Group is in town.

 

yellowcard

Orange shoe on blue sock. That hurts.

 

bounce

This, kids, is not tiki taka.

 

goal
What a header from Wilfried Bony! Ivory Coast are level in the 64th minute.
goal2
And now it’s Gervino, the Roma man, with another fantastic header. Ivory Coast go up 2–1.

 

freekick
Drogba almost finishes the game in style. Ivory Coast would hold on for the win.

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