Greece scored two goals after going a man up on Nigeria to win their first ever World Cup match, 2-1 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein. Sani Kaita saw straight red when he kicked Vasilis Torosidis on the touchline after a brief altercation. That sending off, with Nigeria already ahead from Kalu Uche’s free kick, spelled doom for the Nigerians. The first ever Greek goal scored in a World Cup game came from Dimitris Salpigidis (pictured) just before half-time to equalize and completely change the shape of the game. The inclusion of Georgios Samaras also gave Greece a different look offensively as the Celtic forward was involved in nearly every moment of attack for the rest of the game. The constant Greek pressure finally resulted in a winner when Vincent Enyeama, Nigeria’s hero to that point, could not hold on to a shot and allowed Torosidis to tap in from close range. The results all but guarantee that Argentina will go through from Group B. The rest is still completely up in the air, only to be decided in the group’s final set of matches next week.


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