After qualifying for the World Cup 2014 by managing to overcome one of the stronger teams from Africa – Senegal, Ivory Coast will be looking to do well at the major tournament.
They were a major disappointment at the 2010 World Cup after they did not even manage to get past the group stages. Ivory Coast finished third in the group containing Brazil, Portugal, and North Korea. At 2014 World Cup, they are grouped along with Columbia, Greece, and Japan. Ivory Coast have been made of the favourites to qualify for the knockout stages.