Brazil 2014 - Group C

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Match reports from Group C Matches played during the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil between Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Greece and Japan.

Travel to Colombia Colombia played in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Cuiaba.

Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire visited Recife, Brasilia and Fortaleza.

Travel to Greece Greece travelled between Belo Horizonte, Brasilia and Fortaleza.

Travel to Japan Japan journeyed to Recife, Brasilia and Cuiaba.

2014 World Cup Finals - Group C - Fixtures and Results

Group C P W D L F/A Dif Pts
Travel to Colombia Colombia 3 3 0 0 9/2 +7 9
Travel to Greece Greece 3 1 1 1 2/4 -2 4
Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 3 1 0 2 5/4 -1 3
Travel to Japan Japan 3 0 1 2 2/6 -4 1

Group C Matches

Saturday, 14th June

Travel to Colombia Colombia 3 - Greece 0 Travel to Greece in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 2 - Japan 1 Travel to Japan in Recife.

Thursday, 19th June

Travel to Colombia Colombia 2 - Ivory Coast 1 Travel to Côte d'Ivoire in Brasilia.

Travel to Japan Japan 0 - Greece 0 Travel to Greece in Natal.

Tuesday, 24th June

Travel to Greece Greece 2 - Ivory Coast 1 Travel to Côte d'Ivoire in Fortaleza.

Travel to Japan Japan 1 - Colombia 4 Travel to Colombia in Cuiaba.

Brazil 2014 - Road to Rio

The top two teams in each group move on to the Knockout Stage.

Saturday, 28th June

Travel to Colombia Columbia vs Uruguay Travel to Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro.

Sunday, 29th June

Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica vs Greece Travel to Greece in Recife.

Group C World Cup Squads

Colombia 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Jose Pekerman (Argentina).

1 David Ospina (Nice), 12 Camilo Vargas (Independiente Santa Fe), 22 Faryd Mondragon (Deportivo Cali).

2 Cristian Zapata (Milan), 3 Mario Yepes (Atalanta), 4 Santiago Arias (PSV), 7 Pablo Armero (West Ham), 16 Eder Balanta (River Plate), 18 Juan Zuniga (Napoli), 23 Carlos Valdes (San Lorenzo).

5 Carlos Carbonero (River Plate), 6 Carlos Sanchez (Elche), 8 Abel Aguilar (Toulouse), 10 James Rodriguez (Monaco), 11 Juan Cuadrado (Fiorentina), 13 Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan), 15 Alexander Mejia (Atleico Nacional), 20 Juan Quintero (Porto).

9 Teofilo Gutierrez (River Plate), 14 Victor Ibarbo (Cagliari), 17 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla), 19 Adrian Ramos (Borussia Dortmund), 21 Jackson Martinez (Porto).

Ivory Coast 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Sabri Lamouchi (France).

1 Boubacar Barry (Lokeren), 16 Sylvain Gbohouo (Sewe Sport), 23 Sayouba Mande (Stabaek).

2 Ousmane Diarrassouba (Caykur Rizespor), 3 Arthur Boka (VfB Stuttgart), 4 Kolo Toure (Liverpool), 5 Didier Zokora (Trabzonspor), 7 Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse), 17 Serge Aurier (Toulouse), 18 Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt), 22 Souleyman Bamba (Trabzonspor).

6 Mathis Bolly (Fortuna Dusseldorf), 9 Ismael Tiote (Newcastle United), 13 Konan Ya   (Hannover 96), 14 Ismael Diomande (St Etienne), 15 Max Gradel (St Etienne), 19 Yaya Toure (Manchester City), 20 Die Serey (Basel).

8 Salomon Kalou (Lille), 10 Gervinho (AS Roma), 11 Didier Drogba (Galatasaray), 12 Wilfried Bony (Swansea City), 21 Giovanni Sio (Basel).

Greece 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Fernando Santos (Portugal).

1 Orestis Karnezis (Granada), 12 Panagiotis Glykos (PAOK), 13 Stefanos Kapino (Panathinaikos).

3 Georgios Tzavelas (PAOK), 4 Konstantinos Manolas (Olympiacos), 5 Vangelis Moras (Verona), 11 Loukas Vyntra (Levante), 15 Vasileios Torosidis (Roma), 19 Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund), 20 Jose Cholevas (Olympiacos).

2 Ioannis Maniatis (Olympiacos), 6 Alexandros Tziolis (Kayserispor), 8 Panagiotis Kone (Bologna), 10 Georgios Karagounis (Fulham), 16 Lazaros Christodoulopoulos (Bologna), 21 Konstantinos Katsouranis (PAOK), 22 Andreas Samaris (Olympiacos), 23 Panagiotis Tachtsidis (Torino).

7 Georgios Samaras (Celtic), 9 Konstantinos Mitroglou (Fulham), 14 Dimitris Salpingidis (PAOK), 17 Theofanis Gekas (Konyaspor), 18 Ioannis Fetfatzidis (Genoa).

Japan 2014 World Cup Squad
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Coached by Alberto Zaccheroni (Italy).

1 Eiji Kawashima (Standard Liege), 12 Shusaku Nishikawa (Urawa Reds), 23 Shuichi Gonda (FC Tokyo).

2 Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04), 3 Gotoku Sakai (VfB Stuttgart), 5 Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan), 6 Masato Morishige (FC Tokyo), 15 Yasuyuki Konno (Gamba Osaka), 19 Masahiko Inoha (Jubilo Iwata), 21 Hiroki Sakai (Hannover 96), 22 Maya Yoshida (Southampton).

4 Keisuke Honda (AC Milan), 7 Yasuhito Endo (Gamba Osaka), 10 Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United), 14 Toshihiro Aoyama (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), 16 Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka), 17 Makoto Hasebe (FC Nuremberg), 20 Manabu Saito (Yokohama F Marinos).

8 Hiroshi Kiyotake (FC Nuremberg), 9 Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), 11 Yoichiro Kakitani (Cerezo Osaka), 13 Yoshito Okubo (Kawasaki Frontale), 18 Yuya Osako (TSV Munich 1860).

The Road to Rio

2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.

Second Round

Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Switzerland Travel to Switzerlandin Sao Paulo.

Travel to Belgium Belgium vs USA Travel to USA in Salvador.

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Chile Travel to Chile in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Colombia Colombia vs Uruguay Travel to Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to Costa Rica Costa Rica vs Greece Travel to Greece in Recife.

Travel to France France vs Nigeria Travel to Nigeria in Brasilia.

Travel to Germany Germany vs Algeria Travel to Algeria in Porto Alegre.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Mexico Travel to Mexico in Fortaleza.


 Travel to Argentina Argentina vs Belgium Travel to Belgium in Brasilia.

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Colombia Travel to Colombia in Fortaleza.

Travel to France France vs Germany Travel to Germany in Rio de Janeiro.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Costa Rica Travel to Costa Rica in Salvador.


Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Germany Travel to Germany in Belo Horizonte.

Travel to Holland Holland vs Argentina Travel to Argentina in Sao Paulo.

Third-Place Match

Travel to Brazil Brazil vs Holland Travel to Holland in Brasilia.

2014 World Cup Final

Travel to Germany Germany vs Argentina Travel to Argentina in Rio de Janeiro.

World Cup Finals

Uruguay 1930:
Uruguay trailed Argentina at half-time (1:2) but replied with three goals in the second half; to win the first ever World Cup Final (4-2) on July 30th, 1930.

Italy 1934:
Italy were one of the countries who missed out on the vote to host the first World Cup but managed to win the prestigious golden trophy for the home fans.

France 1938:
The third World Cup was held in Europe for a second time, although Germany had annexed Austria, and Spain was in civil turmoil.

Brazil 1950:
Although no cup-final as such, Uruguay and Brazil went into their final game with the winner guaranteed to be champions; a draw would be enough for Brazil.

Switzerland 1954:
The fifth World Cup tournament produced a record number of goals, including a 7:5 encounter between Austria and Switzerland in Lausanne.

Sweden 1958:
Brazil presented a 17 year-old Pele to the world; who went on to claim a hat-trick in Brazil's 5:2 semi-final win over France and bag another two in the final.

Chile 1962:
Czechoslovakia overcame Hungary in the quarter-finals and Yugoslavia in the semis, while Brazil took care of England and the host nation, Chile.

England 1966:
Geoff Hurst scored a hat-trick, in the final against West Germany, as England triumphed in a thrilling game watched by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

Mexico 1970:
1970 belonged to Pelé, who earned his third World Cup winners' medal when Brazil got their hands on the Jules Rimet Cup.... for keeps.

W. Germany 1974:
Johan Cruyff was the player of the tournament as total football became the buzzword of the day, even though Holland lost to West Germany in the 1974 final.

Argentina 1978:
Holland contested the 1978 World Cup Final, in Argentina, for the second time in a row. As in West Germany, they again finished runners-up; to the hosts.

Spain 1982:
The Spain 82 World Cup finals increased to 24 teams and the format was changed to have two group stages, with four second-round groups of three.

Mexico 1986:
In 1986, Mexico became the first nation to stage the World Cup Finals for a second time; having only staged the competition sixteen years previously.

Italy 1990:
In 1990, Italy became the World Cup of stalemates. Both semi-finals were drawn out through penalty kicks. In the final itself, the only goal came from the spot.

USA 1994:
Once Team US had played a few games most of the nation began to understand they were hosting the greatest show on earth and how the game was played.

France 1998:
France became the sixth nation to win the World Cup on home soil. Thirty-two teams competed in the 16th World Cup; better known as France 98.

Korea-Japan 2002:
The 17th World Cup, held in Korea and Japan, was the first World Cup finals to be shared by two hosts and the first to be held in Asia.

Germany 2006:
The 2006 World Cup Finals ran from 9th June to 9th July; the opening match in Munich and the final in Berlin. Munich and Dortmund hosted the semi-finals.

South Africa 2010:
Eighty years after the First World Cup Finals in Uruguay, the world's most prestigious football competition was finally hosted on the African continent.

Brazil 2014:
Five times World Cup Champions, Brazil, get a second chance to hold the prestigious World Cup Finals; 64 years after they last hosted the tournament.

Russia 2018:
VAR made its World Cup debut and set out to change the course of a game with some crucial rule infringement watching and vital on the spot decisions.

Qatar 2022:
When FIFA executives met in Zurich to decide on who would host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup Finals, Qatar was probably the biggest surprise to many.

United 2026:
The 2026 FIFA World Cup Finals will be jointly hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States. The United Bid won the hosting rights ahead of Morocco.

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