World Cup: Ivory Coast pay penalty as Greece reach last 16 for first time

FootballFilePhotoB(CNN) — Greece is through to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in its history after a dramatic 2-1 win against Ivory Coast in Group C.

Georgios Samaras kept a cool head to net from the penalty spot in injury time to seal second place in the group behind Colombia.

Los Cafeteros, already ensured of a last 16 place following wins in their opening two matches, qualified in style putting Japan to the sword 4-1 in Cuiaba.

Colombia will face Uruguay in Rio on Saturday while Greece take on Group D winners Costa Rica in Recife on Sunday.

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