Will Either Team Survive?

Japan vs. Greece: A Long Road to the Knockout Stage


The Greek National Team practices prior to the World Cup.

With Colombia and Cote d’Ivoire rounding out Group C, there’s little doubt that the loser of today’s Japan/Greece match will be eliminated from the World Cup. And a draw between the two teams will likely eliminate both of them from contention.

But a win today is no guarantee, either: if Japan wins, they’ll still have to beat Group C favorite Colombia in a tough match. If Greece wins, they’ll have to get by a tough Cote d’Ivoire squad.

Who will make it out alive: Japan, Greece…or neither? Find out when they face off today at 6 PM ET (10 PM UTC) in Natal.

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