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Greek spot-kick drama denies Ivorians

Just as Côte d'Ivoire seemed destined to reach the FIFA World Cup knockout stages, a stoppage-time penalty from Georgios Samaras sent Greece through with a 2-1 victory.

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Quotes

"The best team won; the one with the best strategy, most desire and most chances on the night. We scored twice and hit the bar three times. The win was deserved and we showed what we can do," Fernando Santos, Greece coach.

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18:53
The final whistle sounds.
18:52
90'+T. KOLO (Ivory Coast) sees an effort go off target.
18:51
90'+ SAMARAS (Greece) successfully converts the penalty!
18:50
90'+SAMARAS (Greece) is fouled inside the box by SIO (Ivory Coast). A penalty is awarded to Greece.
18:49
90'+S. AURIER (Ivory Coast) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MANIATIS (Greece).
18:49
90'GLYKOS (Greece) blocks the shot.
18:49
90'TOURE YAYA (Ivory Coast) sees his effort hit the target.
18:48
89'KALOU (Ivory Coast) illegally handles the ball.
18:47
89'SIO (Ivory Coast) commits a foul.
18:46
88'SIO (Ivory Coast) is ruled offside.
18:44
86'TOROSIDIS (Greece) commits a foul.
18:44
85'BAMBA (Ivory Coast) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SAMARAS (Greece).
18:43
85'GLYKOS (Greece) blocks the shot.
18:43
85'SIO (Ivory Coast) sees his effort hit the target.
18:43
85'TOURE YAYA (Ivory Coast) takes a corner kick.

Man of the Match

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Line-ups

Greece
GreeceGRE
Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'IvoireCIV
(GK) 24'
(GK)
3
Misses next match if booked
8
12'
Misses next match if booked 61'
(C) 78'
83'
Misses next match if booked
11
(C) 78'
Misses next match if booked
Misses next match if booked
22
Misses next match if booked
SubstitutesSubstitutes
12
(GK) 24'
(GK)
13
(GK)
(GK)
Not eligible to play
11
61'
17
78'
78'
Not eligible to play
15
12'
18
21
83'
CoachCoach
Fernando SANTOS (POR)Sabri LAMOUCHI (FRA)

Match Facts

Fortaleza

Although it was officially founded as a village in 1726, and would only become the capital of Ceará in 1799, Fortaleza (Portuguese for ‘fortress') owes its name to the period between 1637 to 1654, when it was controlled by the Dutch, who built the Schoonenborch Fort.

Estadio Castelao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Castelao
  • CityFortaleza
  • Year constructed1973
  • Overall capacity60342

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 29° CTemperature
  • 27 m/sWind
  • 58 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Carlos VERA
    Ecuador
    EcuadorECU
  • Assistant Referee 1: Christian LESCANO (ECU)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Byron ROMERO (ECU)
  • Fourth official: Sandro RICCI (BRA)

Groups

Group C
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
COL
33009279
GRE
311124-24
CIV
310245-13
JPN
301226-41