Estadio das Dunas - Natal 20/06/2014 (19:00 local time)

Final tournament - Group stage - Group C

Japan - Greece
0-0
 

Japan - Greece 0-0 - 20/06/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Full time and Greece have held out, although the point is not enough to lift them off the bottom of Group C. The result does, however, mean Colombia reach the last 16 with a match to spare.
  • 90+4
    Yoshida (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Papastathopoulos (Greece).
  • 90+2
    Konno (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Salpingidis (Greece).
  • 90
    Yoshida (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Karnezis (Greece).
  • 90
    Karnezis (Greece) makes a save.
    The Greece goalkeeper has been in excellent form tonight and dives to his left to keep out Yasuhito Endo's well-placed free-kick.
  • 90
    Endo (Japan) has an effort on goal.
  • 90
    Endo (Japan) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    89
    Torossidis (Greece) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 89
    Torossidis (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Okazaki (Japan).
  • 88
    Kawashima (Japan) makes a save.
  • 88
    Holebas (Greece) has an effort on goal.
  • 88
    Yoshida (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Samaras (Greece).
  • 86
    Yoshida (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Samaras (Greece).
  • 85
    Yoshida (Japan) misses the target.
  • 85
    Endo (Japan) takes the corner.
  • 81
    Samaras (Greece) misses the target.
  • 81
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the corner.
  • Substitution
    81
    Salpingidis (in) - Kone (out) (Greece)
  • 79
    Samaras (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Uchida (Japan).
  • 78
    Nagatomo (Japan) takes the corner.
  • 78
    Karnezis (Greece) makes a save.
  • 77
    Okubo (Japan) has an effort on goal.
  • 76
    Endo (Japan) takes the free-kick.
  • 76
    Holebas (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Okubo (Japan).
  • 72
    Uchida (Japan) misses the target.
    Sokratis Papastathopoulos is unable to clear and nearly pays a heavy price as Atsuto Uchida comes racing in; the block-shot flies a metre past the post.
  • 70
    Honda (Japan) has a shot blocked.
  • 70
    Kone (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kagawa (Japan).
  • 68
    Gekas (Greece) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 68
    Okubo (Japan) misses the target.
  • 67
    Honda (Japan) has a shot blocked.
  • 67
    Honda (Japan) takes the free-kick.
  • 66
    Holebas (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Okubo (Japan).
  • 64
    Okubo (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Samaras (Greece).
  • 63
    Honda (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maniatis (Greece).
  • 63
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 62
    Okubo (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Samaras (Greece).
  • 61
    Kagawa (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Manolas (Greece).
  • 61
    Kone (Greece) misses the target.
  • 60
    Karagounis (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 60
    Kawashima (Japan) makes a save.
  • 60
    Gekas (Greece) has an effort on goal.
  • 60
    Karagounis (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 59
    Karagounis (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 59
    Karagounis (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 58
    Honda (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Karagounis (Greece).
  • Substitution
    57
    Kagawa (in) - Osako (out) (Japan)
  • 56
    Honda (Japan) delivers the corner.
  • 56
    Endo (Japan) has a shot blocked.
  • 56
    Endo (Japan) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    55
    Samaras (Greece) is shown a yellow card.
  • 55
    Samaras (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Okubo (Japan).
  • 54
    Samaras (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Okubo (Japan).
  • 53
    Karnezis (Greece) makes a save.
  • 53
    Honda (Japan) has an effort on goal.
  • 51
    Endo (Japan) takes the free-kick.
  • 50
    Kone (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Nagatomo (Japan).
  • 48
    Holebas (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Okubo (Japan).
  • 46
    Samaras (Greece) misses the target.
    Nearly a sensational start to the second half as the striker tries to catch out Eiji Kawashima straight from kick-off, but the effort is wide.
  • Substitution
    46
    Endo (in) - Hasebe (out) (Japan)
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    Ten-man Greece have it all to do in the second half, as they look to contain Japan.
  • 45+2
    Gekas (Greece) is flagged for offside.
  • 45
    Karagounis (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • 45
    Okazaki (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Samaras (Greece).
  • 44
    Papastathopoulos (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Okazaki (Japan).
  • 43
    Torossidis (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Okubo (Japan).
  • Substitution
    41
    Karagounis (in) - Fetfatzidis (out) (Greece)
  • 41
    Gekas (Greece) is flagged for offside.
  • 40
    Kone (Greece) takes the corner.
  • 40
    Kawashima (Japan) makes a save.
  • 40
    Torossidis (Greece) has an effort on goal.
    The ball breaks kindly and it is a thumping shot from Vassilis Torossidis, but Eiji Kawashima is down smartly to produce an excellent save.
  • 39
    Honda (Japan) takes the corner.
  • Red Card
    38
    Katsouranis (Greece) is shown a second yellow card and is dismissed.
    Greece will play the remaining 52 minutes without their captain, who has collected two yellow cards in 11 minutes.
  • 38
    Katsouranis (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Hasebe (Japan).
  • 36
    Honda (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Holebas (Greece).
  • Substitution
    35
    Gekas (in) - Mitroglou (out) (Greece)
    Enforced changed for Greece as Kostas Mitroglou, who is struggling with an injury, limps off to be replaced by Fanis Gekas, who was dropped for this game.
  • 33
    Okubo (Japan) misses the target.
    Japan are certainly looking the likelier scorers so far wth Yuto Nagatomo a particular threat; this time his left-wing cross is headed too high.
  • 29
    Karnezis (Greece) makes a save.
  • 29
    Honda (Japan) has an effort on goal.
    The AC Milan playmaker curls a shot towards goal and Orestis Karnezis can only parry it; under pressure the goalkeeper forces the loose ball away.
  • 29
    Honda (Japan) takes the free-kick.
  • 28
    Papastathopoulos (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Okubo (Japan).
  • Yellow Card
    27
    Katsouranis (Greece) is shown a yellow card.
  • 27
    Katsouranis (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Osako (Japan).
  • 26
    Osako (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Fetfatzidis (Greece).
  • 25
    Osako (Japan) is penalised for a foul on Manolas (Greece).
  • 25
    Okubo (Japan) takes the free-kick.
  • 24
    Fetfatzidis (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Honda (Japan).
  • 21
    Osako (Japan) misses the target.
    The TSV 1860 München midfielder nearly creates a goal for himself, working space down the left and flashing in a shot that bends just past the left-hand post.
  • 20
    Samaras (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Honda (Japan).
  • 19
    Karnezis (Greece) makes a save.
  • 19
    Osako (Japan) has an effort on goal.
  • 18
    Holebas (Greece) is penalised for a foul on Honda (Japan).
  • 18
    Osako (Japan) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 15
    Katsouranis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Honda (Japan).
  • 14
    Papastathopoulos (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Okazaki (Japan).
  • 13
    Kone (Greece) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    12
    Hasebe (Japan) is booked.
  • 12
    Hasebe (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Maniatis (Greece).
  • 11
    Okubo (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Samaras (Greece).
  • 11
    Kawashima (Japan) makes a save.
  • 11
    Kone (Greece) has an effort on goal.
    Postive burst forward from the Bologna FC midfielder, who fires in a powerful shot the goalkeeper gathers at the second attempt.
  • 8
    Samaras (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Uchida (Japan).
  • 6
    Holebas (Greece) delivers the corner.
  • 4
    Mitroglou (Greece) has a shot blocked.
  • 4
    Hasebe (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Samaras (Greece).
  • 4
    Katsouranis (Greece) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Honda (Japan).
  • 3
    Yamaguchi (Japan) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kone (Greece).
  • 2
    Yamaguchi (Japan) has a shot blocked.
    Brighton start from Japan as the midfielder's powerful low shot is charged down.
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
 

Match statistics

Japan
Greece

0

Goals scored

0

14

Total attempts

8

5

Attempts on target

4

5

off target

3

5

blocked

4

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

7

1

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

18

Fouls committed

21

21

Fouls suffered

18

Standings

Last updated: 20/06/2014 03:29 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

  
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