Costa Rica vs Greece Highlights 2014 World Cup

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 | 12

The fourth round of 16 tie will be played between tournament surprise package Costa Rica and 2004 european champions Greece at Arena Pernambuco in Recife on Sunday, 29th June 2014. The game will be the 2nd kickoff of the day starting at 17:00 local time / 21:00 BST. The winner of this match will be taking on either Holland or Mexico in the quarter final match.

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Costa Rica came out as the biggest surprise of the tournament as they progressed from a group where nobody gave them a chance, they not only defeated Italians and Uruguay but they also held England to a 0-0 draw finishing top of the group with 7 points. Greece on the other had to do this the hard way as they struggled in the group stages but came to life in the last game where they defeated Ivory Coast to reach the knockouts.

Short Match Preview and Team News:

Greece will have their captain Konstantinos Katsouranis back in the squad who got a red card (Two yellows) against Japan and was suspended for the Ivory Coast match. While we might also see Andreas Samaris in the starting lineup who came on as early sub against Ivory Coast and scored the first goal.

Costa Rica on the other hand will go into this match with unchanged lineups which they have used to great effect in the previous encounters in the world cup so far. More team news will be updated here once we here from the both camps.

Possible Starting Lineups Greece vs Costa Rica:

This is how I expect both teams to lineups in the crunch round of 16 tie, Katsouranis to be back in the starting lineup for Greece.

Match Predictions:

Costa Rica looks like a very balanced side with quite a few of their players at the peak of their form, they have already over-achieved in the competition going into the knockout stages. Greece on the other hand looked very average side in the group stages, but they are team who will always go with defensive strategies no matter what the opposition they are playing against. Costa Rica’s success has been their counter attacking abilities as they were in a group where all other teams were suppose to attack them.

But against Greece they are not going to get many counter attacking chances and that is where I think this game become interesting. Greece is a team which is hard to score against and with their 2-1 win over Ivory Coast they also has some sort of momentum and I can totaly see them getting a narrow win in this one.

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  • Jonah

    Momentum from Ivory Coast match? Last match they played was vs Nigeria…

    • Sameer

      you might wanna check the results again :)

  • Naveed

    Thank you..great job enjoying WC

  • Nasir

    nice man.

  • Grappa

    Wihat is Greece even doing in this round?

  • pano

    press the small [x] to close the ad, or switch to full screen

  • Pema Lama

    refree is not doing well he shouldnt give red card? why he didnt give penalty for crc

  • Charles Bishop Ogolla

    this is a world cup of suprises….an underdog team may just as well take the cup home

    • canadamike

      I hope so… I’m a gringo living in Costa Rica right now… and this place is coming apart. What a party. TICOS!

      • Charles Bishop Ogolla

        Costa Rica did well, I was impressed, though now we know its not an underdog who takes it home, let’s wait and see how the 2018 one goes….btw, lucky you, Africa still dreams….I still dream since i am in africa

  • natalie

    wrong video. your longer version (BBC UK) is of the Holland Mexico match,not the Costa Rica vs Greece.

  • saad shah

    goooooo croatia

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