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Tiote's mistake leads to Greece goal in loss

A good World Cup for the Newcastle man will be overshadowed by his giveaway that led to Greece's goal.

Tiote's World Cup is done after Ivory Coast's 2-1 loss.
Tiote's World Cup is done after Ivory Coast's 2-1 loss.
Laurence Griffiths

Cheick Tiote has had a good World Cup, but his side's run is done following a controversial 2-1 loss to Greece.

Tiote's World Cup has been quiet, but he made noise for all the wrong reasons in the first half. He had a lapse of concentration and gave the ball away. This led to Andreas Samaris slotting one home and giving Greece a 1-0 lead.

Ivory Coast would equalize in the second half, but after Tiote was taken off in the 60th minute. The goal seemed to be enough until Greece was awarded a penalty in stoppage time. It was converted, and the World Cup dream ended for the Elephants.

Here's his player chart for his third World Cup match.

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Overall, Tiote was 32 of 37 for the game. But, it's one of those five that will be remembered for the next four years.