Ivory Coast Penalty Leads To Greece World Cup Goal, Victory

Greece was awarded a free kick in the 93rd minute of Tuesday’s World Cup match against the Ivory Coast. The call led to a go-ahead penalty kick, and a 2-1 win for Greece who has advanced from the group stage for the first time in the country’s history.

Following is video of the play where Giorgos Samaras went to the ground. He was tripped up after tangling with Giovanni Sio’s leg.

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  • F Wilson

    i think penalty rules should be more accessible to the (usa) public, otherwise all the tripping & falling i saw in this match, and many of these matches, makes this last game-winning/team-shattering call more than suspect: the players leg kicks into the defender – that’s enough for a free me-against-you kick to decide the game?!?!?!?!? very suspect…