Japan v Greece, 19 June 2014

Score0-0
RefereeJoel Aguilar
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group C
VenueArena das Dunas, Natal
Attendance39,485
Kick-off 7.00pm local (11.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Keisuke Honda (Japan) Assistant referees: William Torres (El Salvador) Juan Zumba (El Salvador) Fourth official: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti) Fifth official: Aden Marwa (Kenya) The two teams had met in one previous match, in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup group stage, won by Japan 1–0. Greece was reduced to ten men in the first half when Kostas Katsouranis was booked twice in eleven minutes. In the second half, Greece had a Theofanis Gekas header saved, while Japan, which needed at least a point to stay alive in the competition, had chances to score through Yoshito Ōkubo and Atsuto Uchida, but the game finished goalless. The result ensured Colombia's qualification to the knockout stage, their first since 1990. This was the first clean sheet kept by Greece in World Cup history.

0  Japan

Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni

0  Greece

Manager: Fernando Santos

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima
Defender Yūto Nagatomo
Defender Atsuto Uchida
Defender Maya Yoshida
Midfielder Makoto Hasebe (captain)
Midfielder Keisuke Honda
Midfielder Yasuyuki Konno
Midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi
Forward Shinji Okazaki
Forward Yoshito Okubo
Forward Yūya Osako

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis
Defender José Holebas
Defender Giannis Maniatis
Defender Kostas Manolas
Midfielder Giannis Fetfatzidis
Midfielder Konstantinos Katsouranis (captain)
Midfielder Panagiotis Kone

Substitutions:

Yasuhito Endo for Makoto Hasebe 46
Shinji Kagawa for Yūya Osako 57

Substitutions:

Theofanis Gekas for Kostas Mitroglou 35
Giorgios Karagounis for Giannis Fetfatzidis 41
Dimitrios Salpingidis for Panagiotis Kone 81

Cards:

Makoto Hasebe 12 Y

Cards:

Konstantinos Katsouranis 27 Y
Konstantinos Katsouranis 37 Y
Konstantinos Katsouranis 37 R
Georgios Samaras 55 Y
Vassilis Torosidis 89 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Shuichi Gonda
Goalkeeper Shusaku Nishikawa
Defender Masato Morishige
Defender Hiroki Sakai
Defender/Midfielder Gotoku Sakai
Midfielder Toshihiro Aoyama
Midfielder Yasuhito Endo
Midfielder Masahiko Inoha
Midfielder Shinji Kagawa
Forward Manabu Saito

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Panagiotis Glykos
Goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino
Defender Vangelis Moras
Defender Loukas Vyntra
Midfielder Giorgios Karagounis
Midfielder Andreas Samaris
Midfielder Alexandros Tziolis
Midfielder/Forward Lazaros Christodoulopoulos
Forward Theofanis Gekas