• This will be the first ever meeting between Greece and Ivory Coast.
  • Greece’s previous World Cup games against African opposition were both against Nigeria, losing in 1994 (0-2) and winning in 2010 (2-1).
  • Greece have only won one of their 8 games at World Cup (L6).
  • Greece have failed to score in seven of their eight World Cup games while their clean sheet last time out against Japan was their first ever at a World Cup.
  • Ivory Coast have conceded two or more goals in five of their eight World Cup matches.
  • Gervinho is the first Ivory Coast player to score in consecutive World Cup matches.
  • Eight of Ivory Coast’s 12 goals at the World Cup have been scored after the 60th minute of games.
  • The Ivorians have scored in seven of their eight World Cup games.
  • Five of Ivory Coast’s last nine World Cup goals have been headers.