Greece may be out of the World Cup after defeat on penalties to Costa Rica, but their goalscorer, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, made a little piece of World Cup history during the match.
His last-minute equaliser to take the game into extra time—his first international goal to boot—means he has the longest surname of any goalscorer at the tournament.
As per OptaJoe:
OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 30, 2014
According to Infostrada, he's not the only player to have set a name-related record at the 2014 World Cup:
This WC, Jô became the player with the shortest name to appear, now Papastathopoulos becomes the longest family name to score in WC history.— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) June 29, 2014
A very small crumb of comfort after the desperation of a World Cup loss.
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