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Brazil, Ivory Coast stars must step up

Updated: June 20, 2010, 12:20 PM ET
By Brent Latham | ESPN.com

In the most anticipated match of the first round, one of Africa's brightest hopes takes on the five-time world champion at Soccer City. The game promises an unforgettable atmosphere, with plenty of on-the-field storylines to follow.

What's on the line

Little was decided in the first round of games in the "Group of Death," leaving both teams jockeying for position. Ivory Coast would be thrilled with a tie, putting the squad in good position to advance with a win in its final ...

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