Jun 24, 2014 at 9pm UK at ‚ÄčEstadio Castelao, Fortaleza
Greece
2-1
Ivory Coast
Samaris (42'), Samaras (90' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-0)
Bony (73')
Drogba (37'), Kalou (62'), Die (70')

Fernando Santos calls on Greece supporters to celebrate triumph

Santos calls on supporters to celebrate
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Greece manager Fernando Santos calls on supporters of his side to "celebrate" the Ethniki's historic achievement of reaching the last 16 of the World Cup.

Fernando Santos has called on Greece supporters to "celebrate" their side's historic achievement of reaching the second round of the World Cup for the first time.

The Ethniki advanced through to the last 16 with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Ivory Coast on Tuesday night to set up a round-of-16 clash against Costa Rica.

"We found balance tonight," the 59-year-old is quoted as saying by BBC Sport. "We are not the worst team when we lose or the best when we win. To everyone in Greece I say: Go out into the street and celebrate."

Santos was appointed as manager of Greece in 2010.

 Giorgos Karagounis of Greece challenges Shinji Kagawa of Japan during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Japan and Greece at Estadio das Dunas on June 19, 2014
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