Greece v Argentia Results: 0:2

Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup
Lionel Messi of Argentina is challenged by Sokratis Papastrathopoulos of Greece during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group B match between Greece and Argentina at Peter Mokaba Stadium on June 22, 2010 in Polokwane, South Africa. (Getty Images)more pics »Lionel Messi (Getty Images)Argentina secured a spot among the round of sixteen, taking down the Greek national team 2:0 and sending the Greeks packing in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Greece set up a heavy defense for Argentina, which seemed to stymie the team until the closing minutes, when Martin Demichelis slipped a high kick into the goal. He was followed by Martin Palermo a few minutes later.

"I think we're showing what we are able to do," said Argentina's Diego Maradona afterward. "Many of you were saying things. You were wrong, really wrong. There was also sometimes a lack of respect towards the players. I really believe now that the journalists who wrote this nonsense should apologise. Our players are making our country proud and we are defending the colours of Argentina."

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  • Lionel Messi in Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Lionel Messi in Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Lionel Messi in Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Lionel Messi in Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Lionel Messi in Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Lionel Messi in Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Lionel Messi in Greece v Argentia: Group B - 2010 FIFA World Cup



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