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FIFA World Cup: Samaras’ penalty puts Greece through

FORTALEZA: A stoppage time penalty from Giorgos Samaras gave Greece a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast in their final Group C match on Tuesday and took the Greeks through to the knock-out stages of the World Cup for the first time. Samaras stroked home a controversial 93rd minute penalty after he was judged to have been tripped in the box by Giovanni Sio as the Greeks poured forward in search of a winner. Their last-gasp victory left them second in the group on four points, one ahead of Ivory Coast and three clear of…