Greece: The undoubted high point in Greek footballing history was their stunning triumph at EURO 2004 in Portugal, but their record at the FIFA World Cup finals is distinctly modest. They have never managed to wriggle out of the group stage. With players like the experienced Georgios Karagounis and Konstantinos Mitroglou mixed with their never-say-die-attitude they have the ability to cause another shock.
Ivory Coast: The Elephants look favourites to qualify for the round of 16 for the first time, considering they are not placed in the ‘Group of Death’ like previous occasions. 23rd ranked Ivory Coast relies heavily on their main players like Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and Salomon Kalou to perform well. The highest ranked African side made a great impact during their qualifying stage of the World Cup and will be expected to continue their momentum.
The two sides are meeting for the first time.