2 vs. 1
GRE
CIV
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FULL TIME: Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast. What a dramatic win and Greece go through.
90+3'
It’s heartbreak for Ivory Coast and what was Sio thinking? Good penalty though.
Greece Penalty

Right Footed - Bottom Right

90+2'
 
GOAL GREECE! Samaras sots it past Barry and surely Greece are through!
90+1'
Penalty Greece! Samaras is caught by Sio. What drama...
90'
We have three added minutes. Still Greece believe...
89'
One minute remaining and Greece have a free kick. Headed clear and Kalou breaks. Toure dallies too long with men in space and the chance is gone.
88'
Patient play from Greece. Manolas plays it in but it’s headed clear.
87'
Sio in space and for a moment it’s on but there’s a flag up for off side. Still time for Greece.
86'
Salpingidis in a great position and whips it across the face of goal. Any touch from a defender and it would have been a goal! Aurier did well to miss it.
85'
Foul by Bamba and Greece have a free kick in the opposition half. Almost finds Samaras but Ivory Coast scramble clear.
84'
Kalou has options but selfishly goes for goal and it’s blocked for a corner with three men waiting.
83'
Lazaros has another go and it’s just wide of Barry’s post. He’s had a good match.
Côte d'Ivoire Substitution
82'
 
Ivory Coast sub: Sio on for Gervinho.
81'
Another goal for Martinez and Colombia have made it sure.
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This celebration by the Ivory Coast goalie would make Les Miles proud. #GREvsCIV http://t.co/K885Q4J3tC

80'
Torosidis whips in a cross and it strikes the outside of Barry’s post! Ivory Coast looking nervy...
79'
Wilfried Bony becomes the 23rd sub to score of this WC, equalling the 2006 record.
78'
 
Ivory Coast sub: Drogba off for Diomande
Côte d'Ivoire Substitution
Greece Substitution
77'
 
Greece sub: Karagounis off for Gekas
76'
Poor ball from Lazaros into the box and easy for Bamba. Drogba struggling with his groin...
75'
Greece force a corner Karagounis takes. Drogba is on and to head clear.
74'
That goal means that Ivory Coast are now going through in second place. Cracking finish in store.
Côte d'Ivoire Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Left

73'
 
GOAL Ivory Coast! And it’s a superb goal, set up by Gervinho and finished by Bony.
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#GREvsCIV A great shot from distance by Georgios #Karagounis beats the keeper but hits the crossbar! http://t.co/HP8l9gdYjp

71'
Aurier does well to win a corner. Yaya plays it in and Bamba heads just wide. Getting closer.
70'
Lazaros takes and he bends it just over the bar!
Côte d'Ivoire Yellow card

Greece

Côte d'Ivoire

69'
 
Another great run from Cholevas and he’s hauled back by Die who rightly goes into the book.
68'
Up the other end and it’s Maniatis who takes it away from Bony as he’s about to shoot.
67'
Karagounis lets fly from 30 yards and it rebounds off the bar! Great effort.
66'
Patient build-up play now from Ivory Coast but Greece well organised. Kalou restricted to a shot from distance and it’s wide.
65'
ATTEMPTS: Greece 6-5 Ivory Coast
64'
Bony has a pop at goal from distance but always going wide.
62'
 
Karagounis strikes but it’s straight into the wall. Meanwhile, Bony has come on for Tiote. Attacking move.
Côte d'Ivoire Yellow card

Greece

Côte d'Ivoire

61'
 
Foul from Kalou on Torosidis just outside the area as Greece break quickly. Yellow card. Big chance...
Côte d'Ivoire Substitution
60'
Dangerous cross from Aurier and more good defending from Maniatis to clear for a corner.
59'
Foul by Samaras on Kalou. Free kick to Ivory Coast. A change in the offing...
58'
Shot from Salpingidis forces Barry into a good save. Close again.
57'
Yaya Toure has a go from the edge of the box but easily cleared by the Greek defence.
56'
Ivory Coast really need to put crosses into the box to test this inexperienced keeper.
55'
Drogba tries to find Kalou through the middle but again excellent defending by Manolas!
54'
Colombia have scored a second against Japan so they now need two. All down to these two now for second spot you’d think.
53'
Great skill from Lazaros who cut inside and had just the keeper to beat. Huge moment.
52'
Gervinho again tries to get things going but he passes into a white wall of Greek defenders. Greece break and Lazaros has a great chance but shoots wide!
51'
Ivory Coast force a corner of Manolas. Wasted. Must make one of these count.
50'
Forging run into the box by Gervinho but easily crowded out by two Greek defenders.
49'
Gervinho squares to Tiote but he shoots straight at the keeper. Better though.
48'
Glykos undr pressure from Drogba and he’s penalised. Looked a fair enough challenge. Great ball from Aurier.
47'
Greece take their time with another corner. Karagounis whips it in and Drogba heads clear but there was a foul in the box.
46'
Shot from Lazaros takes a deflection just wide of the goal! Corner.
45+3'
Sokratis brought down by Tiote and Greece have a free kick at the end of the half. Barry fouled. Free kick.
45+2'
Now Japan have equalised against Colombia. Another for them and they’ll leapfrog Greece and Ivory Coast!
45+1'
Drogba cuts a dejected figure as his pass goes out of play. Ivory Coast must lift themselves.
45'
We’re back underway here in Fortaleza and as it stands, Greece are going through with Colombia. Should Ivory Coast score, they leapfrog Greece. If Japan get another, they’re in the box seat!
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Celebration for #GRE taking the lead into the half against CIV. #Samaris's goal is the 1st for #GRE in the World Cup. http://t.co/w1bImo1GZ9

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HALF TIME: Greece 1-0 Ivory Coast
45'
There will be four added minutes here.
44'
Yaya Toure beats two men and cuts it onto his left foot. He can’t get enough power into his shot. Would have been sensational.
43'
A real test now for Ivory Coast as it’s Greece who will go through as it stands!
42'
 
GOAL GREECE! Tiote’s pass is too short and Samaras latches onto it and he finds Samaris who slots home. Horrible mistake.
Greece Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

41'
Cross from Drogba but a straightforward catch for Glykos.
40'
Nice touch from Gervinho into Kalou and he tries to backheel it back into his path. Too intricate and the keeper has it.
39'
Surprised by Greece’s lack of urgency. They need a win to have any chance at all.
38'
It’s hot here but not great intensity to this match. That Cholevas shot the highlight.
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#GREvsCIV A great shot from distance by Cholevas beats the keeper but hits the crossbar!Live : http://t.co/lfWMjKlVSh http://t.co/yG6iEyeOkZ

Côte d'Ivoire Yellow card

Greece

Côte d'Ivoire

37'
 
Strong challenge from Drogba on Samaris and he goes into the book. Unlucky as he played the ball there.
36'
Torosidis with a ball into the box and Barry flings himself forward to punch clear. Acrobatic stuff!
35'
Drogba sets Ivory Coast on the way but Yaya and Kalou not on the same wave length.
34'
Karagounis strikes the free kick and Barry is right behind it.
32'
Yaya plays it in but Maniatis clears well. Samaras finds Cholevas and he cracks one against the bar!
31'
Boca almost plays in Kalou but it’s a great interception from Torosidis. Corner.
30'
Really poor match so far, lacking in quality. Only one attempt so far.
29'
Torosidis tries to get in behind Boka but the defender does well to head clear.
28'
Really poor long ball straight into the arms of Glykos, who gets his first touch.
27'
Decent spell of possession for Greece. Torosidis thinks he’s been fouled by Drogba. Nothing given.
26'
Those stoppages have really killed the fluency of the game. Very subdued atmosphere here.
25'
Greece almost out of substitute options with only 25 minutes played. You strongly favour Ivory Coast now.
24'
 
Greece sub: Karnezis does have to go off, replaced by Glykos, just one cap to his name.
Greece Substitution
23'
Great chance for Yaya to play in Drogba but puts too much on his pass. Probably should have shot himself. Chance.
22'
Ivory Coast need to press a little higher and press the Greeks, who are in no hurry. Gervinho muscled out by the Greek defence.
21'
We’ll have at least three minutes of added time at the end of the half after that long stoppage.
20'
POSSESSION: GREECE 42% - 58% IVORY COAST
19'
Karnezis thinks he will be able to continue and on we go.
18'
Colombia take the lead from the penalty spot so that’s good news for Ivory Coast. They’ll qualify second as it stands.
17'
Now keeper Karnezis has a problem with his back! Not going well for Greece so far.
16'
We’ll also keep an eye on the other Group C clash between Japan and Colombia. Still 0-0.
15'
Cross from Salpingidis with Ivory Coast on the back foot but it’s well overhit and out for a throw on the far side.
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Massive #Respect to Yaya and Kolo Toure for representing #CIV in the wake of their brother's death. #WorldCup http://t.co/9msWphX9qI

14'
Gervinho almost in. He tries to lob Karnezis but it’s out for a throw.
13'
It’s a teasing cross up the other end from Torosidis and Barry does well to claim this time.
12'
Ivory Coast break quickly and Yaya’s ball into the box almost finds Drogba but Karnez is out well to claim from his laces.
Greece Substitution
11'
 
Indeed Greece are forced into a change. Samaris comes on.
10'
Kone looks to be struggling with a hamstring problem... He receives treatment.
9'
Ivory Coast whipping balls into the Greece box. Greece already struggling with this width.
8'
Cholevas runs at the Ivory Coast defence but good defending from Toure. They break through Gervinho but good defending from Manolas and it’s a corner.
7'
Clash between Drogba and Cholevas, purely accidental. The latter receives treatment and on we go.
6'
Wouldn’t it be fitting for one of the Toure’s to play a part in the winner tonight, if you’re not a Greece fan, of course!
5'
Good width from Ivory Coast, their full backs really pushing on. Good play from Gervinho but Yaya kicks it out of play.
4'
Free kick to Greece. Whipped into the box and it’s Drogba on hand to head clear like a centre back
3'
Cross from Tiote right across the face of goal. Drogba should have steamed in after that one.
2'
Cross from Manolas cut out in the Ivory Coast box.
1'
Early indications are that Ivory Coast may go long to the towering, powerful figure of Drogba with regularity.
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Referee Carlos Vera blows the whistle to get us underway here in Fortaleza. All to play for.
20.55
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: Greece can survive the group stage if they win the match against Ivory Coast AND Colombia beat Japan. If Japan and Greece both win, goal difference is the tiebreaker. If that does not break the deadlock, the team that has scored most goals will advance.
20.50
Two teammates will run into each other in this match. Vassilis Torosidis (GRE) and Gervinho (CIV) both play for AS Roma (ITA).
20.45
Yaya Toure: "The news came as a huge shock because I was very close to him. We spent two years apart but we were very close. As kids we always stuck together and we played in the famous local tournaments that were never-ending. I wonder how I¹ll cope without him. I know that I will no longer be able to hear him, sense him, see him, this feels awful, especially when you¹re thousands of kilometres away. Luckily, I have Kolo with me. More than once, he has played big brother to me, finding the words to comfort me, keep me strong, talk to me."
20.40
Ivory Coast have played against a team from Europe (UEFA) 22 times. They have won eight times, lost six times and eight times the match ended in a draw. In competitive matches they have won once, drawn once and also lost once.
20.35
Sabri Lamouchi (Ivory Coast): "It’s a decisive match tomorrow. I have 23 Ivorians and they all want to make history, whoever happens to be on the pitch. We’ve been working together for 40 days and we’ve been preparing for two years and I’ve never seen them work so hard. They’ve handled themselves as great professionals because this match is important to Ivory Coast.”
20.30
STAT: Greece and Ivory Coast have never played against each other before. Greece have clashed 21 times with an African country. They have won 10 matches, lost six and five matches ended in a draw. In competitive matches they have won once and have also lost one match.
20.25
Fernando Santos (Greece): "We have to score goals. I don't care who does it. If it is (goalkeeper Orestis) Karnezis, that'll be fine with me. We have to show the qualities that got us here. The Ivory Coast is a strong team with good players. But we are strong too and we got here on merit ... talk of anything else is just a distraction."
20.20
Giorgos Karagounis captains Greece after Kostas Katsouranis was sent off against Japan. He is the only member of Greece's triumphant Euro 2004 squad to be involved.
20.15
Colombia are guaranteed of a place in the second round after winning their opening two matches but second is up for grabs with Ivory Coast on three points and Japan and Greece both on a point. The Ivorians have the better chance of going through, having taken three points from Japan in their opening match. Victory over the Greeks will put them into the last 16 and even a draw might be enough.

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20.10
Yaya Toure could have a huge influence on today’s game but he’s a man in the news after claiming his club Manchester City stopped him from seeing his dying brother.
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Yaya Toure has claimed that Manchester City prevented him from spending time with his brother Ibrahim, who died of cancer last week.

20.05
TEAMS: Ivory Coast: Barry, Boka, K Toure, Kalou, Tiote, Gervinho, Drogba (c), Aurier, Y Toure, Serey, Bamba /// Greece: Karnezis; Maniatis, Manolas, Samaras, Kone, Karagounis (c), Salpingidis, Torosidis, Lazaros, Sokratis, Cholevas.
20.00
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Ivory Coast v Greece from the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. Kick-off 21.00 BST.
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Starting Line-ups

Greece
Côte d'Ivoire
    • 1
      Karnezis
    • 20
      Holebas
    • 19
      Sokratis
    • 4
      Manolas
    • 13
      Torosidis
    • 10
      Karagounis
    • 21
      Maniatis
    • 21
      Christodoulopoulos
    • 21
      Kone
    • 21
      Salpingidis
    • 21
      Samaras
Team Manager:  Sergio Markarián
    • 11
      Drogba
    • 8
      Kalou
    • 19
      Yaya Touré
    • 10
      Gervinho
    • 9
      Cheick Tioté
    • 20
      Serey Die
    • 17
      Aurier
    • 4
      Touré
    • 22
      Sol Bamba
    • 3
      Boka
    • 1
      Barry
Team Manager:  Hervé Renard
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
O. Karnezis 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 24
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. Torosidis 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
Sokratis 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Holebas 0 0 1 3 2 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
K. Manolas 0 0 0 1 6 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Christodoulopoulos 0 0 3 23 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
G. Maniatis 0 0 0 34 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
D. Salpingidis 0 0 2 25 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
G. Karagounis 0 0 2 28 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 78
P. Kone 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Samaras 1 1 1 28 0 0 1 5 0 0 1 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Barry 0 3 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Aurier 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
K. Touré 0 0 1 3 8 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
A. Boka 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Sol Bamba 0 0 1 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Kalou 0 0 1 20 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 90
Yaya Touré 0 0 1 50 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 90
Serey Die 0 0 0 57 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
Gervinho 0 1 1 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Cheick Tioté 0 0 1 37 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 61
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Drogba 0 0 0 20 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 78
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