Kolo Toure and Ivory Coast suffered a stunning elimination from the World Cup on Tuesday as Greece converted a stoppage-time penalty to progress from Group C.
The Liverpool defender and his brother, Manchester City midfielder Yaya, had been selected to play just days after the tragic passing of their younger sibling, Ibrahim.
The African heavyweights had required just a draw from the clash in Fortaleza and were on course to achieve the objective with 15 minutes remaining on the clock.
Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony equalised a first-half effort by Andreas Samaris, but Georgios Samaras won a spot-kick in the final seconds and smashed home.
The Greeks progress to a last-16 encounter against Costa Rica this weekend, while Toure joins Pepe Reina and six Reds in the England squad departing the tournament.