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World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
2 weeks ago
From Fred's fall in the opening match to Mario Götze's winner in the final, we have enjoyed 64 matches, 171 goals and one long month of football. Here are some things you might have missed, some you might not remember and some you will never forget
World Cup 2014: Greece praises fallen heroes after Costa Rica heartache
4 weeks ago
The Greek media’s reaction to their last-16 penalty shootout defeat was almost unanimously positive
World Cup 2014 talking points: Louis van Gaal makes most of water break
4 weeks ago
Guardian writers: The Dutch used Fifa’s time-outs effectively to end an impressive Mexico’s tournament, while Greece struggled without their underdog tag
Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties to meet Holland in quarter-finals
4 weeks ago
Costa Rica beat Greece 5-3 in a penalty shootout in Recife, after the match finished 1-1 after extra-time, and meet Holland in the quarter-finals
Costa Rica v Greece: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
4 weeks ago
Minute-by-minute report: A turgid 90 minutes gave way to a thrilling half hour of extra time and a dramatic penalty shootout as Costa Rica secured their place in the quarter-finals
Greece give crisis-weary nation hope and pride on World Cup stage
1 month ago
Greeks have had little to cheer about since the economic crash but now their team face Costa Rica for a World Cup quarter-final place
Costa Rica can beat Greece by thinking big, says coach Jorge Luis Pinto
1 month ago
‘We may not be giants, but we are not dark horses’, warned Costa Rica’s coach who believes his team can overcome Greece
World Cup 2014: Greece determined to defy the odds against Costa Rica
1 month ago
Unfancied and unlikely qualifiers, Greece have few stars but a spirit that has seen them through in Brazil to reach the last 16
World Cup 2014: Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas is the man Greece must beat
1 month ago
An outstanding season in La Liga prefaced World Cup success but Costa Rica’s goalkeeper Keylor Navas expected nothing less in Brazil
World Cup 2014: 10 emerging players who have lit up the tournament
1 month ago
Tor-Kristian Karlsen: Divock Origi makes an impact for Belgium, Giancarlo González is living the fairytale with Costa Rica and Enner Valencia outshines his Ecuador namesake
From Costa Rica to Holland, five World Cup teams with element of surprise
1 month ago
Michael Cox: The Central American side shocked their Group D opponents, including England, Louis van Gaal is showing he can be quick to adapt and Colombia and co are playing their part
World Cup 2014 talking points: Italy bow out but Colombia march on
1 month ago
Guardian writers: Fifa must be tough and rapid with their Suárez ruling, Italy’s cynics win, Colombia continue to shine and Greece bring a dose of reality to the last 16
Greece advance with last-gasp penalty to deny Ivory Coast progress
1 month ago
Giorgos Samaras scored a last-minute penalty for Greece to beat Ivory Coast 2-1 and earn place in last 16 of World Cup
Ivory Coast determined to reach final stages after recent tragedies
1 month ago
Sabri Lamouchi, the Iviry Coast coach, has spoken of the sense of responsibility his players feel after recent tragedies both personal and on a national level
Greece manager says style will not change for Ivory Coast match
1 month ago
Fernando Santos has issued a combative defence of Greece’s style and described those demanding change for the must-win match against the Ivory Coast as football illiterates
Ivory Coast given incentive to transform Elephants’ forgettable record
1 month ago
The country’s president has offered to double players’ bonuses should Ivory Coast beat Greece and reach the World Cup group stage for the first time
Greece keep Japan at bay after Kostas Katsouranis gets early red card
1 month ago
Greece managed to hold on against Japan, despite the sending off of their captain, to earn a 0-0 draw in Group C of the World Cup
Japan 0-0 Greece: as it happened
1 month ago
Minute-by-minute report: A rare dull game, as the ten men of Greece hold on for a battling draw against a toothless Japan. Scott Murray was watching
Greece play blame game following World Cup defeat by Colombia
1 month ago
Greece’s manager, Fernando Santos, said his players ‘had forgotten what kind of competition they were in’ late on in their 3-0 defeat by Colombia
Colombia use fervent following to inflict comfortable defeat on Greece
1 month ago
Goals from Pablo Armero, Teófilo Gutiérrez and James Rodríguez gave Colombia a 3-0 victory in their opening Group C match against Greece

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The Guardian - 4 days ago
The former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has been appointed coach of Greece, the Greek football federation has announced. The 62-year-old Italian takes over from Fernando Santos whose contract expired following the World Cup where he guided ...
The Guardian - 4 weeks ago
The departing Greece coach, Fernando Santos, has claimed that some of his players were more interested in personal success than following his instructions. Greece lost on penalties against 10-man Costa Rica in their World Cup last-16 clash in Recife on ...
Football Italia - 4 days ago
The 62-year-old was released by Monaco at the end of last season and had been increasingly linked with the Greece post following Fernando Santos' exit after the 2014 World Cup. “Claudio Ranieri signed a two-year contract with the Greek Football ...
Greek Reporter - 3 weeks ago
On July 4th 2004, Greece's National Football Team achieved perhaps the most astonishing victory, not only in the history of football, but in the history of sports in general. They beat the tournament's hosts, Portugal, by 1-0 and won the European Cup.
Greek Reporter - 3 weeks ago
Lazaros Christodoulopoulos asked Karagounis how he feels to be one of the most important players in the history of Greek football, as well as having an incredible character. Kostas Manolas was doubting that Karagounis would end his career with the ...
The Sackrace - 4 days ago
Greece have appointed former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri as their new coach on a two-year deal. The 2004 European Champions - who reached the 2014 World Cup last-16 - had been on the lookout for a replacement for Fernando Santos, whose ...
The Guardian - 1 week ago
The Jordanian football journalist Waleed Abu Nada first reported the announcement on Twitter. ... Greece's national team rejected their World Cup bonuses, instead asking for the money to be used to build a new national training centre. "We do not want ...
Football Espana - 4 weeks ago
Keylor Navas and Orestis Karnezis are in goal for Costa Rica and Greece respectively in their World Cup Round of 16 meeting. Navas, of Levante, and Karnezis, on loan at Granada from Udinese, take the gloves for what ranks as one of the more unlikely ...
Tribal Football - 2 weeks ago
Championship Fulham have signed Greece international left-back Konstantinos Stafylidis on a season-long loan from Bayer Leverkusen . The 20-year-old was not in the' Greek 2014 World Cup squad. The deal includes an option to make Stafylidis's move to ...
The World Game - 4 days ago
George Sarris, the president of the Greek Football Federation (HFF), insisted continuity was the key in the wake of the elimination and announced that Ranieri had been appointed as Santos's successor. "Claudio Ranieri signed a two-year contract with ...

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