Costa Rica vs Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

Costa Rica vs Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

On Sunday, Costa Rica face Greece in the Round of 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The fact that both of these teams have made it this far has surprised many, but that has been the nature of this World Cup. Costa Rica finished top of a group including England, Italy and Uruguay. They have performed extremely well in this tournament and have deserved their place in the last 16. Greece reached the last 16 in dramatic fashion. Georgios …
Greece vs Ivory Coast Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group C

Greece vs Ivory Coast Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group C

The final round of group games are upon us and the knockout stages are just around the corner, but before that Ivory Coast face Greece in a match that will decide the second qualification place in Group C. After winning their first match of the tournament, Ivory Coast’s defeat against Colombia on Thursday means a win over Greece (or a point depending on the outcome of the Japan-Colombia match) will see the African side through to the knockout stages. A …
Colombia v Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group C

Colombia v Greece Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group C

The opening match of Group C sees Colombia take Euro 2004 champions Greece in a clash of styles and culture that makes the World Cup so special. One of the biggest absentees from the World Cup due to injury is Radamel Falcao and with his link-up not matching his impressive finishing, Colombia will hope for a similar to Atletico Madrid this season. Colombia do have other attacking options in their ranks, most notably is James Rodriguez - others include Porto’s …

Russia fire blanks against the Greeks | Stats Report

Greece pulled off an incredible 1-0 victory over hot favourites Russia in Group A on Saturday. The result meant Greece qualified ahead of Russia based on their head-to-head result, rather than the traditional method using goal difference (Russia would've qualified if this was used). Russia will only have themselves to blame for their exit though. After a bright opening 10 minutes from Greece, Russia slowly took hold of the game and began to dominate their opponents. Slow starts have been a …
Poland vs Greece: The Dortmund trio

Poland vs Greece: The Dortmund trio

Euro 2012 began with something of a bang yesterday evening when Poland and Greece fought out a 1-1 draw. There was shambolic defending, goals, red cards and a penalty, more than enough to keep the watching public entertained, but in truth from a game as hectic as this it can often be tough to draw any statistical conclusions. Much of the focus before the game had been on Poland's Borussia Dortmund trio of Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Robert Lewandowski …