• 19 Jun 2014, Kick Off 11:00pm
  • Ref: Joel Aguilar
  • Competition: World Cup
  • Arena das Dunas, Natal
Japan
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0
Greece
 
Result
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    • 1Kawashima
    • 2Uchida
    • 15Konno
    • 22Yoshida
    • 5Nagatomo
    • 16Yamaguchi
    • 17Hasebe
    • 9Okazaki
    • 4Honda
    • 13Okubo
    • 18Osako
    • 1Karnezis
    • 15Torosidis
    • 19Sokratis
    • 4Manolas
    • 20Holebas
    • 2Maniatis
    • 21Katsouranis
    • 8Kone
    • 18Fetfatzidis
    • 9Mitroglou
    • 7Samaras
    • 14Aoyama
    • 7Endo
    • 8Kiyotake
    • 21Sakai
    • 11Kakitani
    • 10Kagawa
    • 19Inoha
    • 23Gonda
    • 20Saito
    • 12Nishikawa
    • 6Morishige
    • 3Sakai
    • 3Tzavellas
    • 5Moras
    • 16Christodoulopoulos
    • 22Samaris
    • 11Vyntra
    • 10Karagounis
    • 23Tachtsidis
    • 6Tziolis
    • 14Salpingidis
    • 17Gekas
    • 13Kapino
    • 12Glykos

    Japan

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    • 1 E. Kawashima
    • 2 A. Uchida
    • 15 Y. Konno
    • 22 M. Yoshida
    • 5 Y. Nagatomo
    • 16 H. Yamaguchi
    • 17 M. Hasebe (Endo '45)
    • 9 S. Okazaki
    • 4 K. Honda
    • 13 Y. Okubo
    • 18 Y. Osako (Kagawa '57)

    Greece

    Starting line up
    Formation 4-3-3
    • 1 O. Karnezis
    • 15 V. Torosidis
    • 19 S. Papastathopoulos
    • 4 K. Manolas
    • 20 J. Holebas
    • 2 G. Maniatis
    • 21 K. Katsouranis
    • 8 P. Kone (Salpingidis '81)
    • 18 I. Fetfatzidis (Karagounis '42)
    • 9 K. Mitroglou (Gekas '35)
    • 7 G. Samaras
    Substitutes
    • 14 T. Aoyama
    • 7 Y. Endo
    • 8 H. Kiyotake
    • 21 H. Sakai
    • 11 Y. Kakitani
    • 10 S. Kagawa
    • 19 M. Inoha
    • 23 S. Gonda
    • 20 M. Saito
    • 12 S. Nishikawa
    • 6 M. Morishige
    • 3 G. Sakai
    Substitutes
    • 3 G. Tzavellas
    • 5 V. Moras
    • 16 L. Christodoulopoulos
    • 22 A. Samaris
    • 11 L. Vyntra
    • 10 G. Karagounis
    • 23 P. Tachtsidis
    • 6 A. Tziolis
    • 14 D. Salpingidis
    • 17 T. Gekas
    • 13 S. Kapino
    • 12 P. Glykos
    • 4 Shots On Target 4
    • 6 Shots Off Target 4
    • 1 Yellow Cards 2
    • 0 Red Cards 1
    • 23 Fouls 18
    • 1 Offsides 3
    • 2 Hand Balls 1
    • 74.2 Possession % 25.8
    • 552 Total Passes 178
    • 494 Accurate Passes 116
    • 25 Crosses 17
    • 4 Accurate Crosses 3
    • 5 Corners 7
    • 8 Tackles Won 11
    • 13 Total Tackles 15
    • 1 Blocks 8
    • 8 Blocked Scoring Attempts 1
    • 11 Interceptions 8
    • 17 Clearances 31
    • 17 Effective Clearances 31
    • 11 Headed Clearances 18
    • 4 Keeper Saves 4
    • 8 Keeper Throws 0
    • 8 Accurate Keeper Throws 0
    • 8 Goal Kicks 11
    • 7 Accurate Goal Kicks 4

    Japan vs Greece

    This is Japan and Greece's first World Cup encounter.

    Their only previous meeting was in the 2005 Confederations Cup with Japan securing a 1-0 win thanks to a goal by Masashi Oguro. Yasuhito Endo is the only current member of the Japan squad to have taken part in that game.

    Greece's only previous World Cup fixture against an Asian side was in 2010 when they lost 2-0 against South Korea in their opening game.

    Japan have won twice in their seven encounters against European sides at the World Cup (D2, L3).

    Greece have lost six of their seven World Cup games (W1).

    Greece have failed to score in six of their seven World Cup games. Only against Nigeria in 2010 did they manage to find the net (2-1 - Dimitris Salpingidis and Vasilis Torosidis).

    Greece have failed to keep a clean sheet in their seven World Cup encounters.

    Greece have conceded an average of 2.6 goals per game at the World Cup, the highest ratio amongst the 32 teams involved in this tournament.

    Keisuke Honda has been involved in four of Japan's last five goals at the World Cup (3 goals, 1 assist). He is Japan top-scorer in the competition (3 goals).

    Giorgios Samaras has attempted more shots without scoring at the World Cup than any other Greek player (9, including blocked shots).