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Did you stay up all night watching that awful Japan v Greece match?

Nobody outside of Colombia enjoyed that game. The stalemate assures them of a place in the last 16.

COLOMBIA QUALIFIED FOR the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in 24 years after Japan and 10-man Greece played out a dire 0-0 draw in Natal.

Brazil Soccer WCup Japan Greece Yoshito Okubo knows how you feel after watching that. Source: Ricardo Mazalan

Japan failed to take advantage of the Greeks being reduced to 10 men from the 38th minute when captain Konstantinos Katsouranis was sent off for a second bookable offence – which was probably the most exciting moment of the game.


Both sides picked up their first point and can still qualify from Group C, although they must win their final matches to do so.

Soccer - FIFA World Cup 2014 - Group C - Japan v Greece - Estadio das Dunas Source: EMPICS Sport

Greece play Ivory Coast, who are on three points, in their final match while Japan tackle Colombia, who have a perfect six points.

- © AFP, 2014

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