Wednesday June 18 2014
Cuadrado: Ivory Coast tough

Juan Cuadrado says Colombia’s next World Cup opponents Ivory Coast are one of the toughest teams to face in the competition.

Both sides won their opening games, against Greece and Japan respectively, to jointly lead Group C.

“For me Ivory Coast are one of the most difficult opponents at the World Cup,” Fiorentina's Cuadrado told FIFA’s official website.

“They have a lot of experience and world class players, like Drogba, Yaya Toure and Gervinho.

“They are important players in their team and they add quality to the team. We respect them because they are a great team.

“It’s brilliant that there are so many Colombian fans here, it makes us feel like we are at home.”

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