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Ivory Coast Beat Japan 2×1 in World Cup Group C: Daily

By Robbie Blakeley, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ivory Coast came from behind to beat Japan 2-1 at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife last night in Group C of the FIFA World Cup. National idol Didier Drogba came off the bench to inspire the Africans to victory after a tepid opening half.

Drogba hadn't started the game due to a thigh injury, and the Elephants missed his leadership as Japan had the better of the . . .

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