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Greece vs. Ivory Coast, 2014 World Cup: Greeks through on 93rd minute winner

For the first time in their history, Greece are in the knockout rounds of the World Cup, and they needed a 93rd minute penalty to do it.

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Greece stuns Ivory Coast in stoppage time

Greece advanced to the Round of 16 after Georgios Samaras converted a penalty in stoppage time.

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Greece progress on 93rd minute penalty

The Ivory Coast were two minutes away from making the Round of 16 in the World Cup for the first time in the country's history. They were drawn into the Group of Death in the last two World Cups, but they were expected to progress from their group this time around. Instead, they're going home early, once again, after a 93rd-minute penalty scored by Greece's Georgios Samaras.

Giovanni Sio, what on earth are you doing here?

Samaras, the man who was fouled, stepped up to the spot, buried the penalty, and incited a celebration that was as great as you'd expect.

That goal sends Greece into a knockout round game against Costa Rica. They go to the Round of 16 for the first in their history after a number of failed attempts. Most expected them to finish in last place in this group, but they've stunned everyone by scoring two goals against the Ivory Coast and finding a way to finish second in Group C, behind Colombia.

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Bony puts Ivory Coast into 2nd

The Ivory Coast have drawn level with Greece with an enormous goal from Wilfried Bony. Greece was in second place in Group C, but the Elephants now have that distinction. They only need a draw from this game to go through as long as Japan don't beat Colombia.

Here's the finish.

And that's a lot harder than it looks. Bony wasn't played into an easy shooting position by the pass, and adjusted nicely.

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Greece scored?

Greece lead the Ivory Coast, and as the group stands at the moment, they'll be heading to the knockout stages in second place. Their surprising goal was scored by an even more surprising source -- Andreas Samaris, who was only in the game because of an injury to Panagiotis Kone. His finish was pretty.

Don't think that this came off a pretty build-up. Greece are still Greece, after all. Cheick Tiote will be kicking himself after making the turnover that led to this goal. This is Greece's first goal of the World Cup, and it couldn't have come at a better time.

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Greece almost go ahead

With Japan losing to Colombia, Greece can advance to the Round of 16 for the first time in their history with a win. And they came within an inch in pretty bizarre fashion.

That's left back Jose Holebas cutting all the way across the pitch and taking a rip with his right foot. Okay!

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Greece vs. Ivory Coast: Lineups

Didier Drogba gets his first start for Les Éléphants as they face Greece looking to advance. Here's the starting lineups for both teams.

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How to watch Greece vs. Ivory Coast

The Ivory Coast and Greece can still advance from Group C.

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Ivory Coast, Greece don't know their fate

Colombia has advanced from Group C, but nothing else is certain.

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