Greece reaches World Cup for 1st time since 1994

Published Nov. 18, 2009 9:51 p.m. ET

Greece reached the World Cup for just the second time, beating Ukraine 1-0 Wednesday night behind Dimitrios Salpigidis' goal in the 31st minute. The teams had played a 0-0 tie last weekend in Athens, and Greece won the total-goals series on 1-0 aggregate. Greece went 0-3 at the 1994 World Cup in the United States. Salpigidis scored off a pass from Georgios Samaras for his second international goal in 29 appearances.