Colombia v Greece: Greece player ratings - ex-Celtic man bright despite defeat

Greece National Team

Greece were on the receiving end of a 3-0 defeat to Colombia in Belo Horizonte today. Here are the ratings for Fernando Santos' side...

Orestis Karnezis 6 - was unlucky with the opening goal as Pablo Armero's shot was deflected in, but stood little chance with the following two.

Vasilis Torosidis 7 - put in a number of good crosses from the right hand side, but no Greek players gambled on them.

Kostas Manolas 6 - could be seen as culpable for the opening goal, but he bounced back to give a solid display from then on.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos 7 - dominant in the air, Sokratis performed well against Teofilo Gutierrez and was largely let down by his team mates.

Jose Holebas 5 - struggled to cope with Juan Cuadrado at times, and was the weakest link in the Greek defence.

Dimitris Salpingidis 5 - with an embarrassing 16 touches in almost an hour, Salpingidis was completely ineffectual and was unsurprisingly hauled off.

Panagiotis Kone 6 - a talented midfielder, Kone just failed to impose himself on the game and was subbed with around ten minutes left.

Giannis Maniatis 7 - worked extremely hard in midfield as the primary holder, making tackles and tracking back, but offered little going forward.

Kostas Katsouranis 7 - having touched the ball far more than any other Greek player, it's clear that Katsouranis is still the main man in the midfield - but he was unable to create enough.

Giorgios Samaras 7 - often Greece's brightest player going forward, the ex-Celtic man was unlucky not to score but fell asleep on the corner for Colombia's second goal.

Theofanis Gekas 5 - touched the ball just 19 times, one of which was a contender for miss of the World Cup as he contrived to hit the cross bar from just yards out, with the goal gaping.


Giannis Fetfatzidis 6 - looked bright and could've handed Greece the spark they needed, but was seen diving when he had the chance to create something.

Kostas Mitroglou - N/A

Giorgos Karagounis - N/A

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