In the end, these entanglements could relegate the everyday people of Ivory Coast to the bottom of his priorities.
But, if you have to choose, Portugal vs. Ivory Coast has to be the one to watch ( kickoff is 10 a.m. EST on ESPN).
As they prepare for presidential elections in November, Congolese fear their country will become the next Ivory Coast.
Republic in western Africa on the Gulf of Guinea, bordered by Mali to the northwest, Burkina Faso to the northeast, Ghana to the east, and Liberia and Guinea to the west. It is also known as the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire (French for Ivory Coast). Its capital and largest city is Abidjan.
Note: French control of the area began after World War II and lasted until 1960, when the Ivory Coast declared itself independent.
Note: One of the most prosperous and politically stable nations in Africa.