2 Greece v Ivory Coast 1
Venue: Arena Castelão,Fortaleza
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As it happened: Greece v Ivory Coast

2014-06-25 00:00
Last Updated at 23:51
25 Jun 00:02

That's it folks.

Ivory Coast are going to the airport and not to a Round of 16 match against Costa Rica. Instead it is the Greeks that are going to have that privilege.

Greece were better on the evening as they looked to try score goals while the Elephants, with all their strike force power, did not manage many attempts on the Greek goal. 

Greece were dealt two injury blows including one to their keeper inside 25 minutes but managed to prevail albeit in highly controversial circumstances.

Samaras tripped himself in the box and Ecuadorian ref Vera decided to award him penalty for his efforts. Don't forget this was in the last minute of time added on.

Ivory Coast have still NEVER progressed from the group stages.

Greece only scored two goals in the group stages. Both came tonight.

24 Jun 23:55

Poor Barry, the Ivory Coast keeper, lays stricken on the floor.

Bring the kleenex. He's done.

24 Jun 23:54
Greece are through courtesy of a Samaras trip and fall show in the box.
24 Jun 23:53
The ref has blown for full time.
24 Jun 23:53
Greece surely through now.
24 Jun 23:52
Barry went the right way, just missed out on getting a fingertip to it.
24 Jun 23:52
Broken hearts for Ivory Coast under immensely controversial circumstances.
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Samaras will take it. 1 minute to go after the penalty.
24 Jun 23:51


Sio the new man gets a raw deal.

Bad decision.

24 Jun 23:50


24 Jun 23:50
3 minutes of addtional time.
24 Jun 23:49
This is not the same Yaya Toure. Granted the pass was poor, he lacked any composure.
24 Jun 23:49
Easily dealt with.
24 Jun 23:48
89' Free kick to Greece in a good spot.
24 Jun 23:48

88' The minutes are ticking away.

Have Ivory Coast done enough?

24 Jun 23:47

87' New man, Sio, is caught offside.

Rookie mistake.

24 Jun 23:46

86' Salpingidis crosses and the ball is almost turned into the Ivory Coast net by their own player.

It's that time of the match folks.

24 Jun 23:45
As it stands, Ivory Coast will play Costa Rica in the Round of 16.
24 Jun 23:45
85' Last 5 minutes. A goal now and it's all over.
24 Jun 23:44
Scrappy in the box but easy save made by Glykos.
24 Jun 23:44
84' Kalou has so many options but has the "back of the net fever" if only he passed...
24 Jun 23:43
In the other Group C game, Colombia have scored to make 3-1.
24 Jun 23:42

81' Greece looking for the winner now.

Last change for the Ivory Coast.

The hair aka Gervinho is coming off and is replaced by Sio.

24 Jun 23:39

79' Greece's third shot has hit the bar. 

I guess you could say Barry knows where his goal posts are?!

24 Jun 23:38

77' Diomande on and Drogba off.

Yakas on and Karagounis off.

Ivory Coast go defensive and Greece go attacking.

24 Jun 23:37


23rd goal by a sub at this year's SWC.

24 Jun 23:37


Wilfried Bony has now scored 18 goals in 2014 for club and country.

24 Jun 23:35
I was busy with a witty #madeupstat about breaking plates and Greek joy but Bony had to spoil the party.
24 Jun 23:34

Gervinho gives Bony a delightful pass.

It's gone from frowns to smiles all over Africa.

24 Jun 23:33
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24 Jun 23:32

71' Finally Yaya finds his man from the corner.

Bamba with a solid header. Wide.

24 Jun 23:30

20 minutes to go.

Can Ivory Coast snatch a goal that will send them through?

24 Jun 23:30
69' Serey Die helps himself to a slice of cheese. Holding back Cholevas who was storming towards the goals.
24 Jun 23:27
67' Karagounis hits the bar again. From a million miles away.
24 Jun 23:26

66' Much better from Salomon Kalou, tries to curl it into the top right.

Goes wide though.

24 Jun 23:25

65'Bony has a wild shot blazed well wide.

Not going according to script for the Elephants.

24 Jun 23:24
Ivory Coast just needs 5 mins of the Manchester City Yaya Toure and this game would be saved.