Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony discusses Ivory Coast's hopes at the World Cup

9th June

There are just days until the World Cup in Brazil gets underway
Swansea City's interest will be focussed on the fortunes of Holland's Michel Vorm, Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony and South Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng.
In the build-up to the tournament, we will bring you interviews with the Swans players involved in the the showcase along with members of Garry Monk's squad who are following the fortunes of their nations.
In our second interview, Swans club-record signing Wilfried Bony talks about his own goals along with the Ivory Coast's hopes in Brazil.

"To play in the World Cup - the biggest tournament in the world of sport - is a massive moment for my country.
"For me, it doesn't get any bigger than this. My first World Cup in Brazil is more than a dream.
"I've watched the World Cup all of my life, and now I get to play in one."

Ivory Coast's hopes?
"It's a 50-50 group. Any team could win it or finish bottom.
"The first game is hugely important against Japan. If we could win that game then it would really give us a good chance of progressing.

Key man?
"The team. People will obviously talk about Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Gervinho, but those players will tell you how important the service to them is from their team-mates.
"As a team, we achieve everything together, and that is something we pride ourselves on."

Favourite World Cup moment?
"The World Cup in 2002. Watching Brazil win that final was amazing, and Ronaldo stole the show with his goals against Germany.
"Out of any World Cup moment, that final stands out as the most memorable.