Greece won 2-1 in the World Cup match on Tuesday against Ivory Coast after goals by Andreas Samaris and Georgios Samaras.
Samaris scored in the 42nd minute while Samaras scored in added time in the second half off a penalty shot.
The game kicked off at about 4 p.m. EDT.
Both teams were attacking hard but Greece pulled through in the end.
Wilfried Bony scored a goal for Ivory Coast in the middle of the second half.
Greece now advances while Ivory Coast will go home.
See the final foul video and the penalty shot below.
See an Associated Press recap below.
Greece advances after late penalty at World Cup
FORTALEZA, Brazil—Georgios Samaras scored an injury-time penalty to put Greece into the second round of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast.
Samaras was adjudged to have been brought down by substitute Giovanni Sio and Samaras calmly slotted in the spot kick for the win that puts Greece through to the knockout stage. Ivory Coast would have advanced with a draw.
Substitute Wilfried Bony had equalized for Ivory Coast in the 74th, beating goalkeeper Pangiotis Glykos from close range after being set up by Gervinho.
The Greeks had taken the lead just before halftime through substitute Andreas Samaris.
Veteran striker Didier Drogba started for Ivory Coast along with Yaya and Kolo Toure despite the recent death of their brother Ibrahim. The Ivorians wore black armbands as a sign of mourning.