Greece vs Costa Rica, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Greece and Costa Rica have a fantastic opportunity to make it into the top eight teams in the world with a victory today.

Where to watch –

Viewers from USA can tune in to these following for the 4 PM EST/1 PM PST kick off

• English language: ESPN and WatchESPN
• Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online
• Portuguese language: ESPN Deportes

Referee –

Benjamin WILLIAMS (Australia)

Starting line-ups – 

Costa Rica starting XI: Navas, Gonzalez, Umana, Borges, Duarte, Bolanos, Campbell, Ruiz (c), Diaz, Gamboa, Tejeda

Greece starting XI: Karnezis, Maniatis, Manolas, Samaras, Karagounis (c), Salpingidis, Torosidis, Lazaros, Sokratis, Cholevas, Samaris

SEE MORE — Everything you need to know about the World Cup.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

25 thoughts on “Greece vs Costa Rica, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread”

  1. Just Sayin’, but Bein Sports(ME) are having Peter Reid, David Platt, Alan Curbishley, and Chris Coleman in the studio. WOW!

  2. Unsurprisingly a tepid 0-0 draw at halftime. I hope Costa Rica knock Greece out so we are spared more of their sheer dullness. I can easily see this one going a scoreless draw on penalties, a diabolical affair similar to Romania-Ireland 1990, Switzerland-Ukraine 2006 or Paraguay-Japan 2010.

    1. Disagree with you, Costa Rica don’t play inspiring attacking football either. In fact, they remind me of Greece’s Euro 2004 team. They sit back, but when they attack they make it count.

    1. I’ve felt this game would go down to PK’s with Greece having advantage. But as we’ve seen in this world cup, last minute goals have undone a number of teams.

  3. Costa Rica scoring against the run of play, but a beautiful goal.

    Red card now, should make for fascinating last 20 minutes. Too bad the Greeks really don’t have game changers and can’t score a goal to save their lives.

    Let’s hope they prove me wrong.

  4. What the heck are Daniel Mann and Kasey Keller doing talking about USA vs Belgium during the Greece-Costa Rica game as Greece breaks towards goal and almost scores?!

    Everyone knows that the USA are playing Belgium on Tuesday. Save the USA analysis for the analysis shows. Sheesh!

  5. Another last minute goal to draw the game 1-1 …. wow ….. so many amazing last minute goals in this world cup. You can’t turn away from the t.v. …. I thought the Ticos had done it.

  6. It might be the end if the road for Costa Rica. Greece making the extra man advantage count. Looking the more likely now.

  7. What a World Cup we’ve seen!

    Dear God, one thing I ask is don’t let this garbage Brazil side get to the World Cup final.

    On Friday, any normal neutral football fan will be a Colombian fan!

  8. Ticos showed big heart down a man for 54 minutes. give up equalizer in 90th minute 30 minutes extra time dead on their feet. Nothing but quality in the penalties. Well played Ticos.

    Navas MOTM!

  9. Costa Rica showed real guts in this one… not the most exciting first half, but incredible finish (Best PK’s I’ve seen in awhile… from both sides).

    I’m already hoping to see Campbell back at Emirates this fall…

  10. Finally a penalty shootout where both teams knew how to actually take a penalty. Even the one missed by Greek wasn’t a poor effort.

    Congratulations to Costa Rica.

  11. The team of the tournament! England are yu watching it? Football it’s not all aboat big names or super stars it’s all aboat collectivn’s hard working. Congratulations to costarica yu made it and yu deserve it

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