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Greece pulls off thrilling win over Ivory Coast to advance
Greece pulls off thrilling win over Ivory Coast to advance

Agony is Ivory Coast, tied with the Greeks in stoppage time, needing only to prevent the offensively challenged team that had scratched out one goal all tournament from scoring for a few more minutes. Ecstasy is Greece, which got that goal on a penalty kick for a 2-1 victory. Going home are the Ivorians, which began the concluding day of Group C requiring only a draw to prolong its World Cup. Going forward are the Greeks, who have landed onto a welcome line in the sweet 16 bracket. They are paired with overachieving Costa Rica. The undisputed group champion is Colombia, which swept past all three opponents, the latest being Japan in a 4-1 win. Colombia, too, finds itself with a...

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