10 interesting stats ahead of Costa Rica vs Greece

1 – Costa Rica conceded the joint-fewest goals in the group stage along with Mexico and Belgium (1 each). This was Edinson Cavani’s spot kick in the opener.

3 – There are 3 CONCACAF nations into the second round for the first time in World Cup history. Costa Rica, Mexico and USA all qualified whilst Honduras were the only ones to fall at the group stage. Only once has a nation from this region reached the quarter-finals over the past six tournaments – that was USA in 2002.

7 – Greece have failed to score in 7 of their 9 World Cup matches.

11% – 9 CONCACAF sides have reached the second round of the World Cup sine 1990 with only one of them reaching the quarter-finals (USA in 2002).

22% – Greece have only won 2 of their 9 World Cup matches, both were against African sides (vs Nigeria in 2010 and Ivory Coast in 2014).

59 – Only the Netherlands (68) committed more fouls than Costa Rica in the group stage.

60 – Greece won the most free kicks in the group stage.

246 – Costa Rica have gone 246 minutes without conceding a goal since Edinson Cavani’s 24th minute penalty in their 3-1 win over Uruguay to start the World Cup.

270 – Greek striker Georgios Samaras has only had 1 shot on target in 270 minutes at this World Cup, a stoppage time penalty versus Ivory Coast.

1478 – Greek striker Georgios Samaras went 1,478 minutes of international football without scoring until his stoppage time penalty winner versus Ivory Coast.

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