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Greece beats Norway 3-2 ahead of World Cup qualifiers

In its final warm-up match before the qualifying matches for the 2014 World Cup begin, Greece beat Norway 3-2 in Oslo.

Vassilis Torosidis, Avraam Papadopoulos and Costas Mitroglou scored the goals for Fernando Santos?s team

Brete Hangeland and John Arne Riijse replied for the Norwegians.

Greece was 2-0 up within 11 minutes but Norway came back into the game but Mitroglou?s second-half goal was enough to put the win beyond doubt. It was the Olympiakos striker?s first goal for the national team.

Greece begins its 2014 qualifying campaign on September 7 with a trip to Latvia. On September 11, it will face Lithuania at home.