CONFIRMED: Japan v Greece World Cup line-ups - Kagawa dropped!

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Here are the sides for Japan v Greece tonight, kick-off at 23:00 GMT.

Japan starting XI: Kawashima; Uchida, Yoshida, Konno, Nagatomo; Hasebe, Yamaguchi; Okazaki, Honda, Okubo; Osako

Greece starting XI: Karnezis; Torosidis, Manolas, Sokratis, Holebas; Maniatis, Kone, Katsouranis; Fetfazidis, Samaras, Mitroglou.

Japan and Greece will look to get their first points on the board tonight as they meet in Natal for this Group C clash.

Japan got off to a bad start, throwing away a 1-0 lead against the Ivory Coast to eventually lose 2-1, and manager Alberto Zaccheroni was clearly unhappy with his team's display, sensationally dropping Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa in favour of the experienced Yoshito Okubo.

There is also a change in the back four as Masato Morishige, who struggled against the Ivorians when Didier Drogba came on, has been replaced by Yasuyuki Konno.

Their opponents Greece were even more abject in their opening game, losing 3-0 to Colombia in resounding fashion. Fernando Santos watched on as his side were dismantled in Belo Horizonte, and striker Theofanis Gekas has paid the price for a shocking miss in that game having been replaced in the starting XI by Fulham's Kostas Mitroglou.

The Greeks are usually tough to break down but could be reeling after that defeat to Colombia - and with little attacking prowess, Japan could be smelling blood tonight.

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