There were fears Eric Bailly had suffered a hamstring injury on international duty, but the Ivory Coast defender says that is not the case.
Michy Batshuayi thought he had secured a 13th consecutive win for Belgium, but Ivory Coast's Franck Kessie had other ideas.
Belgium will be without Thibaut Courtois when they face Ivory Coast, England and Iceland over the coming seven days.
A Champions League winner in 2012, Didier Drogba will be honoured by UEFA for his charity work at Thursday's draw for the group stage.
Serey Die's miss in the penalty shoot-out cost Ivory Coast as Algeria edged into an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria.
Riyad Mahrez has enjoyed a solid Africa Cup of Nations campaign, but Ivory Coast boss Ibrahim Kamara recognises he is not their only threat.
Ivory Coast will meet Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations last eight thanks to a winner from Wilfried Zaha against Mali.
Mali are confident of continuing an "adventure" that has taken them to a round of 16 clash with Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Max Gradel, Serey Die, Wilfried Zaha and Maxwel Cornet scored as Ivory Coast saw off Namibia to book a place in the AFCON knockout rounds.
A lacklustre performance last time out against Morocco checked Ivory Coast's AFCON ambitions but they are expected to see off Namibia.