Key Battles That Will Shape Greece's World Cup Clash with Ivory Coast

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Key Battles That Will Shape Greece's World Cup Clash with Ivory Coast
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As Greece head into their final group game against Ivory Coast, they find themselves in a familiar situation.


At Euro 2012, they needed a win against Russia to progress in the tournament. It was a win they managed to achieve in spite of being substantial underdogs in the fixture.


Greece have certainly overachieved in recent years in relation to their nation's size. Given they won Euro 2004, qualified for the World Cup in 2010 and 2014 and reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2012, it is easy to take Greece's relative success for granted.


In truth, it is a rather remarkable series of feats. It would perhaps be unwise to bet against them springing a surprise on Tuesday. Here are some of the key battles they will be hoping to win.


 


With thanks to Sleepy Nik for his invaluable tactical input.

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