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Greece beat Nigeria for first ever World Cup win

Greece beat ten-man Nigeria 2-1 in Group B in Bloemfontein to record their first ever football World Cup victory on Thursday.

sports Updated: Jun 18, 2010 01:06 IST

Greece beat ten-man Nigeria 2-1 in Group B in Bloemfontein to record their first ever football World Cup victory on Thursday.

Kalu Uche put Nigeria ahead in the Free State Stadium but Dimitrios Salpingidis scored Greece's first ever World Cup goal after Nigeria had Sani Kaita sent off.

Nigeria goalkeeper Vicente Enyeama then spilled Alexandros Tziolis's shot leaving Vasileios Torosidis to tap-in the winner and leave all four teams with a chance of progressing next on Tuesday when leaders Argentina face Greece in Polokwane and Nigeria play South Korea in Durban.