CONFIRMED: Colombia v Ivory Coast World Cup line-ups - Drogba remains on the bench!

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Here are the sides for Colombia v Ivory Coast tonight, kick-off at 17:00 GMT.

Colombia starting XI: Ospina; Zuniga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero; Sanchez, Aguilar; Cuadrado, Rodriguez, Ibarbo; Gutierrez.

Ivory Coast starting XI: Barry; Aurier, Bamba, Zokora, Boka; Die, Tiote, Y. Toure; Gradel, Bony, Gervinho.

Colombia and Ivory Coast both got off to winning starts at the weekend, but one team will see their 100% ended in Brasilia this evening.

Despite the absence of star striker Falcao, Colombia eased past Greece to clinch a convincing 3-0 win with goals from Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez. Manager Jose Pekerman has chosen the same XI that won in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, with Fredy Guarin and Jackson Martinez left on the bench.

All eyes will be on playmaker Rodriguez after his star performance against Greece, and with Manchester United reportedly eyeing a move for the Monaco midfielder, the 22-year-old will be looking to impress again.

They come up against a buoyant Ivorian side who came from 1-0 down at half time to record a 2-1 win over Japan in Natal, as two Serge Aurier crosses were turned home by Wilfried Bony and Gervinho.

There is still no place in the side for the iconic Didier Drogba, with Bony still handed the role up top despite former Chelsea striker Drogba changing the game against Japan with his physical presence.

A win for either side will take them to the brink of qualification for the knockout stages, and with both teams fancied to go through, it should be a close encounter.

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