Côte d’Ivoire, one of the top teams from the African continent with superstar players including Didier Drogba, Kolo Touré and Yaya Touré have exited the World Cup. Going into the match, Côte d’Ivoire needed just 1 point to proceed to the next round.
The scoreboard opened with Andreas Samaris‘ 42nd minute goal. Then in the 74th minute, Ivory Coast’s dreams were renewed with a goal by Wilfried Bony. During the extra time period, a controversial penalty was awarded to Greece and Georgios Samaras sealed the deal with a goal which propelled his team to victory.
It is a heartbreaking moment for Côte d’Ivoire fans.
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