FORTALEZA, Brazil – Didier Drogba is starting for the Ivory Coast in their final group game against Greece, while Yaya and Kolo Toure were also included despite the recent death of their brother Ibrahim.
Drogba came on as a second-half substitute in the two previous Group C matches, a win against Japan and loss to already-advanced Colombia.
Greece coach Fernando Santos brought in midfielder Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, shaking up his roster to compensate for the suspension of veteran Costas Katsouranis.
Striker Georgios Samaras will also play further forward supporting Dimitris Salpingidis in attack.
Greece: Orestis Karnezis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kostas Manolas, Jose Holebas, Vassilis Torosidis, Giannis Maniatis, Panagiotis Kone, Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Giorgos Karagounis, Georgios Samaras, Dimitris Salpingidis.
Ivory Coast: Baboucar Barry, Souleymane Bamba, Arthur Boka, Kolo Toure, Serge Aurier, Ismael Tiote, Yaya Toure, Die Serey, Didier Drogba, Solomon Kalou, Gervinho.