Japan and Greece meet in a Group C 2014 World Cup match which is going to take a strong effort from either side in order to continue either team’s hopes of staying alive in the tournament.

Both sides are coming of losses with Greece getting thumped by Columbia 3-0 and Japan losing to the Ivory Coast 2-1. Japan had a tighter match versus the Ivory Coast only to watch its early lead evaporate into the second half.  Greece however never got out of the garage against Columbia controlling the entire match from start to finish.

Japan actually played quite well in the first half of its match against the Ivory Coast but the game changed once Didier Drgba, the former Chelsea star, came in for the Elephant’s and from there, the walls came tumbling down with Ivory Coast scoring two unanswered goals. Japan’s Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa, who plays for Manchester United, are two players who will lead the attack for Japan as Honda scored the loan goal for Japan in the opening 16 minutes of the Ivory Coast opener on a nice effort.

Greece is going to need a special effort from its entire starting eleven as their opening match against Columbia left much to be desired. Kostas Mitroglu, who scored three goals in Greece’s qualifying playoffs versus Romania will more than likely get a start in this match as he did not get the start in Greece’s opening match against Columbia.   

The game is set to kick off at 6:00PM EST at the Estadio das Dunas, Natal Brasil. It can be seen on ESPN and in Spanish on Univision. If you want to live stream the match, simply go to WatchESPN here and  here for a live stream in Spanish.