Japan: Known for their conservative and school-book play, Japan is slowly adopting a more aggressive approach. With heavyweights like Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki, 46th ranked Japan is expected to deliver a better their record of reaching the round of 16 in their fifth World Cup appearance. Alberto Zaccheroni’s young side appears to be a fairly competitive side on their given day.
Greece: The undoubted high point in Greek footballing history was their stunning triumph at EURO 2004 in Portugal, but their record at the FIFA World Cup finals is distinctly modest. They have never managed to wriggle out of the group stage. With players like the experienced Georgios Karagounis and Konstantinos Mitroglou mixed with their never-say-die-attitude they have the ability to cause another shock.
Total Matches Played: 1
Japan 1 Win, Greece 0 Win, 0 Draw