Football: Greece stun Ivory Coast with last minute win

Ivory Coast's Kolo Toure stands at the back of his team's goal after they were scored on by Greece's Andreas Samaris during the group C. Photo / AP
Ivory Coast's Kolo Toure stands at the back of his team's goal after they were scored on by Greece's Andreas Samaris during the group C. Photo / AP

Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.

Samaras was adjudged to have been brought down by substitute Giovanni Sio and Samaras calmly slotted in the spot kick for the win that puts Greece through to the knockout stage. Ivory Coast would have advanced with a draw.

Substitute Wilfried Bony had equalized for Ivory Coast in the 74th, beating goalkeeper Pangiotis Glykos from close range after being set up by Gervinho.

The Greeks had taken the lead just before halftime through substitute Andreas Samaris.

Veteran striker Didier Drogba started for Ivory Coast along with Yaya and Kolo Toure despite the recent death of their brother Ibrahim. The Ivorians wore black armbands as a sign of mourning.

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