Giorgos Samaras of Greece celebrates scoring his team’s second goal against the  Ivory Coast. Photograph:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1 Greece stubbornly refuse to enter the spirit of this liberating World Cup or give up their place in it. Water-tight, compact an(...)

Colombia’s Teofilo Gutierrez (left) celebrates with teammates Pablo Armero and Victor Ibarbo (right) after scoring the second  against Greece at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger / Reuters

Colombia 3 Greece 0 Being hard to beat is all well and good in the qualifiers but come tournament time the currency is goals and against Colombia in B(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo shares a joke with teammates Fabio Coentrao and Pepe before their friendly against GreecePhoto: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Portugal, missing forward Cristiano Ronaldo because of a muscular pain in his left thigh, were held to a goalless draw by Greece in a pedestrian World(...)