Greece vs Ivory Coast
Greece's national soccer team players celebrate after their win over Ivory Coast during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters

Greece booked a place in the final sixteen of the 2014 Fifa World Cup, following a late 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast at the Estadio Castel√£o in Fortaleza.

A 90th minute penalty from Georgios Samaras sealed the game for Greece after Andreas Samaris' late first half goal was cancelled by Ivory Coast's Wilfred Bony towards the end of the match.

The match started with Ivory Coast threatening in the 9th minute when Gervinho and Didier Drogba combined to cause some trouble to the Grecian defence. However, the attack came to nothing after Kostas Manolas managed to snatch the ball away from Gervinho.

Greece were unlucky to suffer from several injury-related problems in the first half as midfielder Panagiotis Kone and goalkeeper Orestis Karneis were both forced off the pitch in the 12th minute and 24th minute respectively.

Nevertheless the 2004 European Championship winner did not lose heart as they came close to breaking the deadlock at the half hour mark when Jose Holebas' powerful strike was just denied by the crossbar.

Their continued attacks soon bore fruit as they finally went ahead, with only three minutes remaining in the first half. A silly defensive error from Cheik Tiote allowed Samaris to find the nets following some net inter-passing between him and Samaras.

The second half started with Greece creating more chances through Georgios Karagounis and Vasileios Torosidis. While Karagounis smashed his 25 yard free-kick into the Ivorian wall, Torosidis effort from a volley was just wide of the post.

Ivory Coast manager Sabri Lamouchi decision to bring in Wilfred Bony at the hour mark proved to be the turning point for the Elephants as they finally found the leveller in the 74th minute.

Gervinho, after collecting a pass from Yaya Toure, squared the ball to Bony in the middle of the box and the striker made no mistakes as he slotted the ball past Greece's substitute goalkeeper Panagiotis Glikos

Just when it looked like Ivory Coast were going to make it to round of sixteen (on goal differences), Greece were awarded a penalty after Giovanni Sio brought down Samaras in the box in the 90th minute.

Samaras stepped up and made no mistakes as he eased the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.

Check out the full highlights of the game below:

Greece vs Ivory Coast
Greece's Karagounis takes a free kick which is blocked by Ivory Coast's national soccer players during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
Greece vs Ivory Coast
Greece's Salpingidis fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's Die and Boka during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Ivory Coast's Drogba is challenged for the ball by Greece's Manolas in front of Greece's Karnezis during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Greece's Salpingidis fights for the ball with Ivory Coast's Boka during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Greece's Salpingidis jumps as Ivory Coast's Barry makes a save during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match in FortalezaReuters
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Greece's Karnezis makes a save near Ivory Coast's Drogba during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match in FortalezaReuters
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Greece's Samaris shoots to score a goal past Ivory Coast's Barry during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Ivory Coast's Aurier fights for the ball with Greece's Christodoulopoulos their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Ivory Coast's Bony scores against Greece during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Ivory Coast's Sio commits a foul on Greece's Samaras during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Greece's Christodoulopoulos celebrates after teammate Samaras scored on a penalty kick during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match against Ivory Coast at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters
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Greece's Giorgios Samaras forms a heart shape with his hands as he celebrates scoring a goal against Ivory Coast during their 2014 World Cup Group C soccer match at the Castelao arena in FortalezaReuters