Colombia's James Rodriguez confident ahead of Ivory Coast clash

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The Colombia midfielder spoke to the media in Brasilia on the eve of the World Cup Group C meeting with the Ivory Coast.

Colombia and Monoco star James Rodriguez says Colombia are full prepared to face Ivory Coast

"Tomorrow we have a hard game," the 22-year-old said. "They have good players and we just have to be careful, and to win. I think that we've always come to win it all, and tomorrow we're going to do the same."

Rodriguez and Colombia made an excellent start to their campaign against Greece in Belo Horizonte. They ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in a dominant display, and the midfielder was at the heart of everything.

He was involved in all three goals - his step-over in the box set up the first, he took the corner that led to the second, and he capped it off with a strike of his own in injury time.

  TeamPosMinsTouchesChance createdShotsShots on targetTotal CrossAccurate CrossGood dribbles
James Rodríguez Colombia MF 90 90 1 6 3 4 3 3

 The game against Ivory Coast is likely to decide who tops Group C, after the African side came back from a goal down to beat Japan 1-0. Colombia coach Jose Pekerman says his side are ready for the challenge.

"Of course this is a very difficult game against an experienced team like the Ivory Coast, but the feelings that we got from the first game is that we had a good debut," he said.

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