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Defeat no Greek tragedy, says Santos

14 June 2014 22:26

Greece coach Fernando Santos believes his side can bounce back from a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Colombia on Saturday.

Pablo Armero, Teofilo Gutierrez and James Rodriguez were on target to ensure Greece's FIFA World Cup campaign got off to a miserable start in Belo Horizonte.

The defeat dents Greece's hopes of making it out of a World Cup group for the first time, but Santos insists all is not lost.

"It's not a tragedy," he added. "It is a setback that complicates the situation.

"I will talk with my players, we will look at our mistakes to correct the situation and in the next two matches we will present ourselves better."

Santos was under no illusions as to why his team slipped to such a convincing defeat.

"Congratulations to Colombia, they were the better team and fairly won 3-0," Santos said.

"We had opportunities, we had effort but we paid for our mistakes."

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3 - 0

Competition
World Cup
Date
14 June 2014
Game week
1
Kick-off
18:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0

Goals

P. Armero 5'
(assist by J. Cuadrado) 
1 - 0
T. Gutiérrez 58'
(assist by A. Aguilar) 
2 - 0
J. Rodríguez 90'+3
(assist by J. Cuadrado) 
3 - 0

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