World Cup: Argentina beats Greece 2-0

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June 22, 2010 23:38

 
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POLOKWANE, South Africa — Martin Demichelis and Martin Palermo scored second-half goals Tuesday to help Argentina beat Greece 2-0 at the World Cup and earn the two-time world champions first place in Group B.

Argentina will play Mexico in the round of 16, while Greece has been eliminated.

Demichelis scored from short range in the 77th minute after his header bounced off Diego Milito and back into his path. Palermo doubled the score in the 89th from a rebound after Greece goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas had saved a shot by Lionel Messi.

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