Costa Rica’s Bryan Ruiz: will pose a big threat in attack with Joel Campbell. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA

Before a ball was kicked few pundits expected Greece or Costa Rica to make much of an impression on this World Cup. But now they face each othe(...)

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(...)