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Greece gets moral victory in World Cup group play by tying Japan, 0-0
Greece gets moral victory in World Cup group play by tying Japan, 0-0

Japan lost to Greece, 0-0. You read that right. Japan, with a better attacking team from the start and a one-man advantage for almost an hour, was blanked. Both sides emerged from the draw at 0-1-1 in the World Cup and equally alive in Group C. But the Greeks will be raising glasses of ouzo and the Japanese crying in their miso soup after a moral victory for the former and a disaster for the latter. Japan, dictating play, had built up a 3-to-1 edge on ball control even before midfielder Konstantinos Katsouranis, the Greek captain, was shown his second yellow card after a blatant slide tackle in the 38th minute. So desperate was Greece to let loose an unchallenged shot that the second...

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