• This will be the first ever game between Colombia and Ivory Coast.
  • Colombia's record against African sides at the World Cup is balanced with one defeat (against Cameroon in 1990) and one win (against Tunisia in 1998).
  • Ivory Coast’s two previous World Cup games against South American sides both ended in defeats (1-2 v Argentina in 2006 and 1-3 v Brazil in 2010).
  • José Pekerman's first game at the World Cup as manager was in charge of Argentina against Ivory Coast, back in 2006. His side won 2-1.
  • Colombia registered their best result at the World Cup in their last game against Greece (3-0).
  • Two of Ivory Coast's three wins at the World Cup have come after conceding the opening goal (3-2 v Serbia in 2006 and 2-1 v Japan in 2014).
  • Seven of Ivory Coast's 11 goals at the World Cup have been scored after the 60th minute of games.
  • Ivory Coast have failed to score once in their seven World Cup games (0-0 v Portugal in 2010).
  • Didier Drogba has scored both of Ivory Coast's goals against South American sides at the World Cup (v Argentina in 2006 and v Brazil in 2010).
  • Juan Cuadrado and Serge Aurier both delivered two assists in their first game at this World Cup.