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Greek Euro-weenie Dives In 92nd Minute, Knocks Ivory Coast Out Of World Cup

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Fucking World Cup man. Can’t get enough of this shit. Also props to Deadspin because I can’t stop staring at these scenario graphs they keep putting out. Check this out:

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 6.02.12 PMPhenomenal stuff right there. So basically the situation was that if Ivory Coast beat Greece they were in. If Colombia beat Japan, which they did handily, then Ivory Coast advances with a tie. The only way they would be out of the tournament is if they lost. They were losing 1-0 most of the game until they got the equalizer late in the second half. In the added time at the end Greece was on the move. Then this happened:

So in the 92nd minute Greece got a penalty kick, which goes in about 80% of the time in soccer. Game over. Greece advances. But was it a foul?

Well, in the Greek players backswing he clearly gets his foot stuck in the IC defender’s calf:

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But then the reason he falls is because his foot nails the ground:

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After that he did what all soccer players have been trained to do since birth – fall in dramatic fashion:

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So yea, this pissed me off. I have no idea whether or not it’s a penalty if you make contact with a defender on the backswing like that, but it shouldn’t be. But knowing soccer this is probably a good call because soccer has a tendency to reward pansies like this.

Look, this guy is from Greece. They invented acting. And Ivory Coast is in fucking Africa. Haven’t Europeans done enough to that poor continent? Taking all their natural resources and enslaving half of them wasn’t enough? Now we’re fucking them in the World Cup too? I feel your pain Ivory Coast. I feel your pain.

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