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Final tournament - Group stage - Group C

Greece - Côte d'Ivoire
2-1
 

Greece - Côte d'Ivoire 2-1 - 24/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

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Samaris and Samaras send Greece through

Published: Tuesday 24 June 2014, 23.00CET
Samaris and Samaras send Greece through
Giorgios Samaras celebrates his winning goal for Greece ©Getty Images

Giorgios Samaras converted a penalty against Ivory Coast three minutes into added time to send Greece to the FIFA World Cup round of 16 for the first time in their history.

Fernando Santos's side looked to be heading home as the game moved beyond 90 minutes, Wilfried Bony's 74th-minute strike having undone some superb work from Greece after Andreas Samaris's 43rd-minute strike crowned a committed and canny showing. However, Giovanni Sio was penalised for impeding Samaras in the box, and the Celtic FC forward showed glacial calm to clip his spot kick inside Boubacar Barry's right-hand post.

Match statistics

Greece
Côte d'Ivoire

2

Goals scored

1

13

Total attempts

10

4

Attempts on target

3

8

off target

4

2

blocked

2

3

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

7

0

Offsides

1

0

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

18

16

Fouls suffered

10

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Unbelievable! Greece have made it.
  • Goal
    90+3
    Samaras (Greece) scores from the penalty spot.
    2-1! Struck calmly inside Boubacar Barry's right-hand post. Greece are going to make it to the round of 16!
  • Substitution
    83
    Sio (in) - Gervinho (out) (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Substitution
    78
    Diomande (in) - Drogba (out) (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Substitution
    78
    Gekas (in) - Karagounis (out) (Greece)

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