10 interesting stats ahead of Japan vs Greece

0 – Greece have never kept a clean sheet in a World Cup match.

0 – Nations coached by the three Portuguese coaches at this World Cup all failed to score in their opening game (Greece, Iran, Portugal).

1 – Greece lost their only previous World Cup match against Asian opposition back in 2010 when they were beaten 2-0 by South Korea.

6 – Greece have failed to score in 6 of their 7 World Cup games. They beat Nigeria 2-1 back in 2010 when they scored their only World Cup goals.

6 – There are 6 players in the Japan squad playing in the German Bundesliga – only Switzerland (9) and Germany (16) have more.

7 – Japan has won only two of their seven World Cup ties against European sides, drawing 2 and losing 3. They beat Russia 1-0 in 2002 and Denmark 3-1 in 2010.

8 – Japan’s Shinji Okazaki scored the most goals in the Asian qualifying section.

8 – Greece kept the most clean sheets in the European section of qualifying.

37 – At 37 years and 100 days, Greece midfielder Giorgos Karagounis is the second oldest outfield player in the 2014 World Cup, younger only than Colombia’s Mario Yepes.

86% – Greece have lost 6 of their 7 World Cup games.