Greece found lighting in a bottle in the waning seconds of a 1-1 match they had to win when they scored from the spot and are now moving on to the Round of 16 in a 2-1 thriller.
Greece Starting XI: Karnezis, Maniatis, Manolas, Samaras, Kone, Karagounis (c), Salpingidis, Torosidis, Lazaros, Sokratis, Cholevas.
Things looked dire for Greece when Kostas Mitroglou was forced off due to injury as well as loosing their captain to a red card but they managed a 0-0 draw against an ineffective Japan.
Greece XI: Karnezis, Maniatis, Manolas, Samaras, Kone, Mitroglou, Torosidis, Fetfazidis, Sokratis, Cholevas, Katsouranis
Greece went down a goal early but had chances to equalize for a long stretch of the match, however their inability to score in the World Cup continues on as Colombia dispose of them 3-0.
Greece XI: Karnezis; Maniatis, Manolas, Samaras, Kone; Salpingidis, Torosidis, Gekas, Sokratis; Cholevas, Katsouranis
Kostas Mitroglou made the final cut and has been included in Greece's 23-man squad for World Cup 2014.
Felix Magath stated via Fulham's official twitter feed that Kostas Mitroglou will not be available this weekend but hopes to have the striker back for their following match.
In a situation that continues to get worse, Fulham FC are potentially losing Kostas Mitoglou for the remainder of the season due to an ongoing knee issue.
Fulham's official Twitter offered bad news for Felix Magath's side, as the Cottagers have formally ruled out Kostas Mitrolgu, Ashkan Dejagah and Dan Burn for their match.
Kostas Mitroglou's honeymoon with Fulham continues to go horribly wrong, as he suffered another injury setback while on international duty for Greece in midweek, making him extremely unlikely to start against Cardiff City this weekend.
Kostas Mitroglou has been ruled out by manager Felix McGath as he still has not been deemed match fit since his arrival to Craven Cottage.
Fulham have shown their instability yet again this season as they have named their third manager of the campaign...and it wasn't the one everyone expected.
Fulham's key acquisition in the January transfer window, Kostas Mitroglou is still not match fit and will require further training before making his debut for his new club, ruling him out of the Cottagers match with Liverpool tomorrow.