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FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to send Greece into the second round of the World Cup for the first time with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast on Tuesday, eliminating the Africans in the process. Cheap Air Jordan 3 Sale . Samaras was adjudged to have been tripped in the area by substitute Giovanni Sio, and calmly slotted in the spot kick for a win that puts Greece through to the knockout stage. Ivory Coast would have advanced with a draw. "This means so much to me, to us ... Tonight we had energy," Samaras said, dedicating the win to Greeks suffering through financial crisis. "We really hope we can make the people happy back home. We are a team. A team -- thats it." In Athens, where the game ended well after midnight, thousands of fans poured into the streets to celebrate. The players in Fortaleza danced around in a circle and sang with small groups of travelling fans at Arena Castelao who had been drowned out all night by the pro-African Brazilian crowd. The Greeks had taken the lead just before halftime through substitute Andreas Samaris, who punished Ivorian Ismael Tiote for a careless pass backward. Substitute Wilfried Bony equalized for Ivory Coast in the 74th, beating goalkeeper Pangiotis Glykos from close range after being set up by Gervinho. That goal looked like it would put the Africans through until the late drama. Samaras met a cross in the area and tried to shoot with his left leg, which got caught against the leg of Sio. Samaras foot then hit the ground and he fell to the turf, drawing a penalty. With his countrys hopes on the line, Samaras sent his spot kick past goalkeeper Boubacar Barry, who guessed the right way but couldnt keep the ball out. "We came here to advance from the group stage. Weve never done it before, and we did tonight in a great way," said Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis, a veteran of the team that won the European Championship in 2004. "The goal should have come earlier. So God helped us in the end and we all thank him. We prevailed against the odds. We had passion and we had fight." Veteran striker Didier Drogba started for Ivory Coast along with Yaya and Kolo Toure despite the recent death of their brother Ibrahim. The Ivorians wore black armbands as a sign of mourning. "The Ivory Coast is a great football nation. And this was a cruel game, a cruel game," Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi said. "After so much hard work and so much sacrifice, all of us and everyone in the Ivory Coast is very sad." Greece, which had failed to score in the previous two Group C matches, finished second in Group C with four points, behind winner Colombia with nine. Ivory Coast had three and Japan one. On Tuesday, the Greeks missed a handful of scoring chances against Ivory Coast, hitting the crossbar twice with shots from distance. The Greeks were also forced to make two early substitutions after valuable midfielder Pangiotis Kone and goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis were injured in the first half. "We found balance tonight. We are not the worst team when we lose or the best when we win," Greece coach Fernando Santos said. "To everyone in Greece I say: Go out into the street and celebrate." ------ Lineups: Greece: Orestis Karnezis (Panagiotis Glykos, 24), Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kostas Manolas, Jose Holebas, Vassilis Torosidis, Giannis Maniatis, Panagiotis Kone (Andreas Samaris, 12), Lazaros Christodoulopoulos, Giorgos Karagounis (Fanis Gekas, 77), Georgios Samaras, Dimitris Salpingidis. Ivory Coast: Baboucar Barry, Souleymane Bamba, Arthur Boka, Kolo Toure, Serge Aurier, Ismael Tiote (Wilfried Bony, 61), Yaya Toure, Die Serey, Didier Drogba (Ismaael Diomande, 78), Solomon Kalou, Gervinho (Giovanno Sio, 83). Air Jordan 3 Canada Sale . Once again, the third baseman delivered in a big spot. 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From an experience and resume perspective, navigating through 48 minutes of an NBA game is really difficult.The Heat were happy to make it that much harder.A year ago, the Sixers made their first 11 shots and raced to leads of 19-0 and 26-4 en route to a stunning opening-night win against the Heat.The Wells Fargo Center was packed again, and the Heat was the opponent. Thats about where similarities ended.Chalmers made a pair of big 3s in the fourth to help the Heat pull away, including one with 3:20 left that made it 108-92 and sent the crowd heading to exits.When you add new faces to a team, guys are trying to find their own way and find where they can be comfortable in the offence, coach Erik Spoelstra said.The 76ers gave the fans a brief glimpse of a potential upset when they tied the game three times in the third and went ahead 82-80 on Wrotens driving layup with 3:24 left in the quarter.Chalmers hit all four shots in the fourth and the Heat made 10 of 20 shots from the floor to pull away. Cheap Air Jordan 3 Canada. The Heat had 33 assists on 41 baskets, and pushed aside the Sixers despite getting beat on the boards (37-35) and blocks (10-0).The Sixers made 24 turnovers and shot only 30 per cent from 3-point range.Nerlens Noel, the No. 6 overall pick of the 2013 draft, made his home debut for the Sixers. He sat out last season after he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Kentucky. He scored two points.Ive got to make sure my body can get used to it, he said. I think its just a matter of time.TIP INS:76ers: Owner Joshua Harris declined comment on a report in The Daily Mirror that he was in talks to buy the Crystal Palace soccer club of the Premier League. I never comment on business dealings that arent fully announced and transacted. Thats the way it is, he said. ... Former 76ers great Julius Erving was at the game.Heat: Spoelstra said he respected the way Brown has developed players and tried to instil a winning attitude for a team headed toward a lean season. From a coaching standpoint, youre always trying to drive them and I think coach Brown has done that, Spoelstra said. What you see is an incredible motor. These guys are active, they play fast, they play hard. ... Miami F Josh McRoberts made his debut after sitting out the entire preseason because of toe surgery.GAME BALL: NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams thanked the crowd for the noise you bring in a pregame speech. Carter-Williams, still sidelined as he recovers from shoulder surgery, also presented a team jersey to Little League World Series pitching sensation Mone Davis. The 76ers introduced the Bill Campbell Broadcast Booth in honour of their former announcer. Campbell died in October. He was 91. The Sixers also wore a No. 11 patch in honour of former star Caldwell Jones.UP NEXT:76ers: Host Houston on Monday.Heat: Visit Toronto on Sunday. Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike Basketball Jerseys Hockey Jerseys China Supply Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Sale Authentic College Jerseys MLB Jerseys China Stitched Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Jerseys ' ' '
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