Group C is a group from which any of the four teams can advance, with Colombia and Ivory Coast probably starting as the slight favourites. Colombia were dealt a major blow after losing their talisman Radamel Falcao to injury, but they still have some seriously talented players.
The Ivory Coast have flattered to deceive in recent tournaments, their "golden generation" failing to live up to the hype, but World Cup 2014 in Brazil might just be their time to stand up and shine. Greece are a team that are notoriously hard to beat and will always be there or thereabouts for knockout contention, while Japan are one of the strongest Asian sides, and a team that can beat any of the other three in Group C on their day.
Squads: Ivory Coast: Goalkeepers: Boubakar Barry, Sylvain Gbohouo, Sayouba Mande
Defenders: Ousmane Diarrassouba, Artur Boka, Kolo Toure, Jean Akpa-Akpro, Serge Aurier, Constant Djakpa, Souleymane Bamba
Midfielders: Didier Zokora, Mathis Bolly, Cheick Tiote, Ismael, Diomande, Max Gradel, Yaya Toure, Die Serey
Forwards: Salomon Kalou, Gervinho, Didier Drogba, Wilfried, Bony, Ya Konan, Giovanni Sio
Coach: Sabri Lamouchi
Colombia: Goalkeepers: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Faryd Mondragon
Defenders: Cristian Zapata, Mario Yepes, Santiago Arias, Pablo, Armero, Eder, Balanta, Juan Zuniga, Carlos Valdes.
Midfielders: Carlos Carbonero, Carlos Sanchez, Abel Aguilar, James Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado, Fredy Guarin, Alexander Mejia, Juan Quintero
Forwards: Teofilo Gutiérrez, Victor Ibarbo, Carlos Bacca, Adrian Ramos, Jackson Martinez
Coach: Jose Pekerman
Greece: Goalkeepers: Orestis Karnezis, Panagiotis Glykos, Stefanos Kapino
Defenders: Giorgios Tzavellas, Konstantinos Manolas, Vangelis Moras, Loukas Vyntra, Vasileios Torosidis, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Jose Holebas
Midfielders: Ioannis Maniatis, Alexandros Tziolis, Panagiotis Kone, Georgios Karagounis, LAzaros Christodoulopoulos, Ioannis Fetfatzidis, Konstantinos Katsouranis, Andreas Samaris, Panagiotis Tachtsidis
Forwards: Georgios Samaras, Kostas Mitroglou, Dimitrios Salpingidis, Theofanis Gekas
Coach: Fernando Santos
Japan: Goalkeepers: Eiji Kawashima, Shusaku Nishikawa, Shuichi Gonda
Defenders: Atsuto Uchida, Gotoku Sakai, Yuto Nagatomo, Masato Morishige, Yasuyuki Konno, Masahiko Inoha, Hiroki Sakai, Maya Yoshida
Midfielders: Yasuhito Endo, Hiroshi Kiyotake, Shinji Kagawa, Toshihiro Aoyama, Hotaru Yamaguchi Makato Hasebe
Forwards: Keisuke Honda, Shinji Okazaki, Yoichiro Kakitani, Yoshito Okubo, Yuya Osako, Manabu Saito
Coach: Alberto Zaccheroni