Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 2014 World Cup: Lineups

Christopher Lee

Didier Drogba gets his first start for Les Éléphants as they face Greece looking to advance. Here's the starting lineups for both teams.

SB Nation's 2014 World Cup Bracket'

Greece 2, Ivory Coast 1: Greece advances on a stoppage time penalty

Both the Ivory Coast and Greece remain alive with a chance to advance to the Round of 16, though the path is far easier for the African nation. Les Éléphants need just a draw to move on, while Greece must win to have a shot.

Sabri Lamouchi has made three changes to his starting lineup, with striker Didier Drogba getting his first start in the World Cup, replacing Wilfried Bony. Drogba came off the bench in his team's first two games, but will get a chance to affect things from the opening whistle today. Kolo Touré starts in the defense in place of Didier Zokora, while Salomon Kalou replaces Max Gradel.

Greece's lineup also has three changes as they look to find a way to sneak into the next round. Dimitrios Salpingidis and Lazaros Christodoulopoulos both get starts in the attack, while Georgios Karagounis replaces Kostas Katsouranis in the midfield, after the Greek captain was sent off against Japan.

Greece lineup (4-3-3): Orestis Karnezis; José Holebas, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kostas Manolas, Vasilis Torosidis; Panagiotis Kone, Georgios Karagounis, Giannis Maniatis; Dimitrios Salpingidis, Georgios Samaras, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos.

Cote d'Ivoire starting lineup (4-3-3): Boubacar Barry, Arthur Boka, Sol Bamba, Kolo Touré , Serge Aurier; Cheik Tiote, Serey Die, Yaya Touré; Gervinho, Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou.

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