Japan failed to capitalize on its one-man advantage and had to make due with a 0-0 draw against 10-man Greece as both teams picked up their first point in Group C on Thursday night.

Japan dominated possession after Konstantinos Katsouranis was sent off in the first half, but the Asian champions were unable to find a way past a resilient, well-drilled Greek defense at Estadio das Dunas (Dunes Stadium).

Colombia leads the group with six points and have secured qualification for the knockout stage after a 2-1 win over Cote d'Ivoire, which has three points.