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Summary:

  • Costa Rica, Uruguay, Colombia and Greece qualify for the knock-out stages of the competition

  • Luis Suarez accused of biting Giorgio Chiellini as Italy are eliminated

  • England end their World Cup campaign with 0-0 stalemate

  • Last minute Samaras penalty sees Greece qualify at the expense of Ivory Coast

11:00: What drama! Greece have sealed their spot in the last 16 with what was virtually the last kick of the game! A point would have been enough for Ivory Coast but Samaras' last minute penalty sees them through, having scored their only two goals of the campaign tonight.

Colombia meanwhile sealed their spot at the summit of Group C in style and will meet Uruguay while Greece will meet Costa Rica.

FULL TIME

Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast

Japan 1-4 Colombia

Colombia and Greece advance to the knock out stages

10:53: Samaras lifts the penalty into the right hand corner to score the goal that will see his side qualify for the knock out stages of the World Cup!

Goal! Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast (Samaras)

10:51: Greece have a penalty in the final minutes of added time as Sio clips Samaras!

PENALTY - Greece

10:50: What a fantastic finish from Rodriguez. He has been the inspiration behind a wonderful Colombia performance and has sealed an empathic win, finding space down the left before jinking past Maya Yoshida before elegantly clipping the ball over the goalkeeper.

Goal! Japan 1-4 Colombia (James Rodriguez, 90)

10:48: Salpingidis gets behind his marker down the right flank and drives an excellent ball across the face of goal. None of his teammates have caught up to tap it in but a couple of Ivory Coast players, including Aurier, have to fling themselves out of the way to avoid diverting it past his own man. 

10:45: With that goal, Colombia bring off goalkeeper Ospina and replace him with Faryd Mondragon. The 43-year-old becomes the oldest ever player to appear a World Cup, beating Roger Milla's record.  

10:41: Martinez seals it for Colombia! The Porto striker chases a another wonderful pass from Rodriguez into the box, takes a touch that deceives his marker and curls a perfect left footed effort into the corner of the net. Colombia will certainly top this group now with Japan surely going home.

Goal! Japan 1-3 Colombia (Jackson Martinez, 81)

10:38: Greece hit the woodwork again! This time it's Torosidis who whips a venemous cross in from the right that nearly catches Barry out at his nearpost. 

10:36: Immediately after that goal Karagounis is off for Gekas. Moments later Didier Drogba trudges of to a standing ovation, despite a fairly average performance, to be replaced by Diomande.

10:34: Ivory Coast are level! Kalou does brilliantly to side step a challenge in the middle and slide a ball into the path of Gervinho positioned on the inside left channel. The Roma man's first touch is perfect and his second tees up Wilfried Bony who's near the penalty spot to slam home a simple finish. That goal moves Ivory Coast back up to second!

Goal! Greece 1-1 Ivory Coast (Bony, 73)

10:31: Serey Die is shown a yellow card and gives Karagounis another chance to test Barry from range. It's Lazaros who takes the free kick though and fires a dipping effort on goal that sails just over the bar. 

10:28: Ooof, Karagounis whacks the cross bar with a stunning effort! Again, Ivory Coast are wide open on the counter, allowing the Greek skipper to drive upfield. Instead of looking for the pass he unleashes a dipping effort from 25 yards that bounces off the woodwork. Greece look like scoring every time they venture forward on the counter. Now there is a rare sentence. 

10:26: Kalou does brilliantly to skip in between to Greek shirts and cut in from the left before bending a wicked effort towards the top right corner. Glykos watches on thankfully as it sails wide. 

10:24: Kagawa wins a free kick nearly 30 yards out from goal that Honda is standing over. The Milan midfielder hammers it towards goal, forcing Ospina to bat it away to safety.

10:20: Ivory Coast pushing for the equaliser, as you would expect, but it is leaving them dangerously open at the back. Torosidis leads the latest counter and cleverly cuts inside past his man, but is clipped in the process. Greece get the free kick but the Ivorian wall stands strong and blocks. 

10:18: Kalou plays a neat one two with Drogba but just before the Lille forward is about to let fly with a shot Manolas makes a crucial tackle. Ivory Coast get the corner but can't work anything with it. 

10:15: Colombia restore their lead! James Rodriguez has enjoyed a scintillating start to this half and it's him who has made the difference, jinking his way into the box before sliding the ball through to Martinez on his left to sweep home.

Goal! Japan 1-2 Colombia (Jackson Martinez, 54)

10:11: Greece nearly make it two! Great work from Lazaros who feints to the left before skipping past his man and hitting an arrowed effort without the outside of his boot, but it veers just wide of goal. Moments later the same man is tracking back to dilligently close down an Ivory Coast counter. 

10:08: James Rodriguez looks very lively in the earlt stages, skipping past his marker to earn a free kick before repeating the trick moments later only to see his shot cannon off a defender and go out of play. 

10:06: Serge Aurier surges down the right flank and whips an excellent cross in from the byline, searching for Drogba in the middle. The Chelsea hero leaps to reach it but crashes into the Greek goalkeeper in the process. Free kick,

10:03: A poor pass out from the back allows Lazaros to take a shot on from 25 yards out, it takes a deflection and fizzes wide of Barry's goal. Nothing comes from the corner. 

10:02: And we ready to get back underway in both games, no changes to speak of yet. 

9:50: Half time in both games and things certainly livened up in those final five minutes. Greece scored their first goal of the competition that at the moment is enough to lift them up to second and qualify for the knock out stages. Japan need a win to have any chance of lifting themselves back into contention back have given themselves a good chance of doing just that thanks to Okazaki's equaliser.

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HALF TIME

Japan 1-1 Colombia

Greece 1-0 Ivory Coast

9:45: Japan equalise right on the whistle! From a corner Okazaki peels off his man at the near post and heads into the corner, despite Ospina get a hand to it. 

Goal! Japan 1-1 Colombia (Okazaki)

9:41: Greece take the lead! Just as the first half was drawing to an uneventful conclusion a horrible attempt to control the ball from Chieck Tiote allows Samaris through to play a neat one two before lifting the ball over Barry to give his side the lead. It's Greece's first goal of the competition and as things stand, it will be enough to earn them qualification to the knock out stages!

Goal! Greece 1-0 Ivory Coast (Andreas Samaris, 41)

9:35: The Greek free kick is on target, but it's driven straight into the grateful arms of Barry.

9:33: Greece nearly catch Ivory Coast on the counter attack! Uncharacteristically, the Greeks attack at pace with Samaras leading the charge before slipping the ball into the path of Cholevas who has crept up to his right. Cholevas hits a first time effort that beats Barry and cracks off the bar! The referee has pulled play back for a foul on Samaras, who was clipped just after releasing his teammate. 

9:30: Japan enjoying a nice spell of possession in the final third but cannot breach the Colombian defence, who are resolutely throwing their heads at any balls floated into the box. 

9:26: Kagawa denied an equaliser! The Manchester United playmaker danced his way past Mejia on the edge of the area before unleashing a low drive towards the bottom left corner, but Ospina is down quickly to make an important save. 

9:25: Yaya Toure takes a poor touch in front of the Greek goal but powers his way past his marker anyway to the edge of the box but with the shot seemingly on decides to slip the ball into Drogba who is running into space to the midfielder's left. There is too much pace on the ball however and the chance is gone. 

9:23: Karnezis' on-pitch chiropractic session hasn't done the trick, it seems. The Greek no. 1 is off and is replaced by Glykos.

9:21: Japan will a free kick off to the right of goal about 25 yards out. Honda stands over it but drives it straight into the Colombian wall. 

9:20: Greece goalkeeper Karnezis is down receiving treatment for a back injury. He looks okay to continue for now but his understudy has begun warming up on the bench incase. 

9:17: Konno concedes the penalty as Ramos skips away from him and draws the foul inside the area. Fiorentina star Cuadrado steps up and hammers it home to send his side ever-closer to clinching top spot. 

Goal! Japan 0-1 Colombia (Cuadrado, 17)

PENALTY - Colombia

9:15: Hasebe tries his luck with a powerful effort from a good 25 yards out but Ospina comfortably collects. Japan are growing into this game, however. 

9:12: Kagawa just reminded us all he;s here with a wonderful piece of control off his chest before pinging a perfect pass into the feet of Okpubo, who plays a deft one two with Okazaki but cannot get

his shot off. 

9:10: A neat counter attack from Ivory Coast sees Gervinho and Drogba combine down the inside right channel. The Roma forward is played through into the box but Manolas diligently tracks him and makes a timely interception.

9:06: Japan are yet to really impose themselves on this game with Quintero of Colombia enjoying an impressive start on the left of a midfield three. 

9:05: Drogba brings the ball upfield and feeds Gervinho. The former Arsenal man lingers on the inside right channel before trying to burst past his marker but forgets to bring the ball with him and the move breaks down. 

9:02: Ivory Coast fashion their first opening of the contest as Tiote wins the ball in midfield before finding Kalou. The Lille forward cuts in from the left before finding the Newcastle midfielder who has continued his run, but his delivery into the box bypasses his teammates. 

9:00: And we are underway in both final games in Group C. 

8:50: Kick is ten minutes away here. With Colombia already qualified,  Ivory Coast are the only team with their fate in their own hands and a win against Greece will be enough to see them qualify for the knock out stages. 

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