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Group Match

Group C

Travel to Greece Greece vs Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire in Fortaleza.

Match Preview

In the final Group C matches, Greece take on Côte d'Ivoire in Fortaleza while Japan play Colombia in Cuiaba.

Greece and Ivory Coast have never met before in international football competition.

The Match

Greece scored an injury-time penalty to overtake Côte d'Ivoire and qualify for the Second Round.

Goalscorers 1:0
Andreas Samaris gave Greece a glimmer of hope just before the break.

Half-time: Greece 1 - Ivory Coat 0

Goalscorers 1:1
In the 74th minute, Wilfried Bony - on for Cheick Tiote - brought Côte d'Ivoire back into the game and on course for a place in the Second Round.

Goalscorers 2:1
A Georgios Samaras penalty in stoppage time sealed the runners-up spot for Greece.

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Final Score: Greece 2 - Ivory Coast 1
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Teams

Travel to Greece Greece:
1-Orestis Karnezis; 15-Vasilis Torosidis, 19-Sokratis Papastathopoulos, 4-Kostas Manolas, 20-Jose Holebas; 16-Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, 2-Giannis Maniatis, 10-Giorgos Karagounis; 8-Panagiotis Kone, 14-Dimitris Salpingidis, 7-Georgios Samaras.

Travel to Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire:
1-Boubacar Barry; 17-Serge Aurier, 4-Kolo Toure, 22-Sol Bamba, 3-Arthur Boka; 20-Serey Die, 9-Cheick Tiote, 8-Salomon Kalou, 19-Yaya Toure; 10-Yao Gervinho, 11-Didier Drogba.

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62 mins - Salomon Kalou (Côte d'Ivoire)
70 mins - Serey Die (Côte d'Ivoire)

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