If you were looking for goals at the 2014 World Cup, Greece and Japan’s Group C game on Thursday did very little to satisfy that thirst for excitement.
The two teams played to a scoreless draw in Brazil, and both earned one point for their efforts.
Japan’s attack was unable to generate many Grade-A scoring chances despite enjoying the majority of possession and having a numerical player advantage for more than half of the contest. Greece midfielder Kostas Katsouranis was shown a red card (after receiving a second yellow card) in the 38th minute, which put his team down to 10 men. The Greek defense held strong in the second half to secure a draw.
Greece and Japan sit at the bottom of Group C with one point, and each need a victory in the final group stage game to have any chance of reaching the knockout stages of the tournament.
Greece will play the Ivory Coast, and Japan will play group leaders Colombia on Tuesday.
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