Japan failed to use the man plus advantage over Greece in the second round of Group C at the World Cup in Brazil. Excluding Kacuranis in the first half however has not affected the result of which remained unchanged until the end of the match, 0:0 epilogue that at the second time we see so far at the World Cup.
Greece started the match aggressively, since as expected against rapid Japanese. Defensive game that exercises Greece this World Cup could eventually bear fruit after the guys in the white jerseys had to deal with the pressure of Kacuranis sending off after 38 minutes of the first part.
Japan made two substitutions in the second part, Endo replace Hasebe and Kagame took the place of Osaka, but it was not enough to overcome the spirited Karnezis.
Japan had possession of the ball, sent 16 shots on goal to Greece of which 11 ended on target but they failed to score.
With this match was completed the second round of Group C, where Columbia is a leader with 6 points, second is the selection of Cote d’Ivoire with 3 points followed by Japan and Greece by 1 point.
In the last round of group stage play Columbia with Japan and Greece with Cote d’Ivoire.