10 interesting stats ahead of Colombia vs Greece

0 – Greece have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 6 previous World Cup games.

2 – Greece’s only two goals in their six games at World Cup finals both came against 10-man Nigeria four years ago in South Africa. Dimitris Salpingidis and Vasilis Torosidis scored the goals.

3 – Head coach Fernando Santos has only lost 3 of his 26 competitive games in charge of Greece.

7 – Colombia kept the most clean sheets amongst South American nations in qualifying.

8 – Greece kept the most clean sheets amongst European nations in qualifying.

42 – Colombia reserve goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón is the oldest player at this World Cup. The 42-year old is the only survivor from the last time Colombia reached the World Cup (1998). He was also in the squad for USA ’94!

55 – Only France (52) and Algeria (42) have fewer international goals amongst their 23-man squads than Colombia.

83% – Greece have lost 5 of their 6 World Cup games.

99 – Colombia fired the most shots on target in South America during qualification.

1998 – Along with Bosnia and Herzegovina who are making their debut, Colombia are the only other nation at the 2014 World Cup who have not played in any of the previous three tournaments.

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