Greece - World Cup 2010
Greece - World Cup 2010
DIEGO Maradona said his Argentina team's easy progression to the knockout stages silenced the critics, who he insisted should apologise for the way they dismissed the side.
Greece 0 - 2 Argentina: Argentina go into knockout phase full of confidence after three successive wins
DEFENDER Martin Demichelis and substitute Martin Palermo succeeded where Argentina's multi-talented strikeforce had failed as they scored the goals to break Greece's resilience and end their World Cup hopes at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
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France could go out today if Mexico and Uruguay decide to play out a draw in Group A, while Lionel Messi and Argentina will be aiming to maintain their 100% record against Greece.
GEORGIOS SAMARAS savoured Greece's 2-1 win over Nigeria – and claimed the Celtic connection brought his side luck.
A BLUNDER by Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama yesterday handed Greece their first victory at the fifth attempt in two World Cup finals.
A BLUNDER by Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama handed Greece their first victory at the fifth attempt in two World Cup finals.
Argentina look to extend their winning run at the World Cup, Nigeria hope to bounce back against Greece, while struggling France face Mexico in the evening match.
GREECE striker Theofanis Gekas is calling for the vuvuzelas to be banned by the World Cup organisers.
SOUTH Korea are focusing on their final World Cup group game against Nigeria after playing down their chances of upsetting next opponents Argentina, despite shining in their opening victory over Greece.
South Korea 2 - 0 Greece: Dismal show from Rehhagel's men gives Asian underdogs sight of second round
A DAY to treasure for South Korea; a day to terrify Greece.
DIEGO Maradona's World Cup debut as a coach ended in a victory as Lionel Messi started to demonstrate he could transform his club form at Barcelona to the world stage.
PARK Ji-sung helped to continue Greece's miserable World Cup record as South Korea secured the first victory of the 2010 finals.
England's first clash of the World Cup against the USA dominates the headlines, but today also marks the start of the real testing ground for Diego Maradona as Argentina manager.
TAKIS FYSSAS, the former Hearts defender, scaled the heights of international football when Greece became European champions in Portugal six years ago. Now technical director of his national association, his aspirations for the World Cup are somewhat more modest.
Group B Kick off: 19:30 Date: 22 June, 2010 Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane BBC
Group A Kick off: 15:00 Date: 17 June, 2010 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein BBC
Group A Kick-off: 12:30pm (GMT) Date: June 12, 2010 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth (ITV)
Greece's World Cup record is woeful: qualified once in 1994, played three, lost three, conceded ten. But since their Euro 2004 triumph there is a renewed confidence in the national team, and if Theofanis Gekas continues his prodigious scoring rate they can't fail to better their previous finals appearance.
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