Colombia prevailed over Japan with a ruthless performance to make it three wins out of three games in their group.
Japan were held to a scoreless draw by Greece, despite playing with a man advantage for over half the match.
Both Japan and Greece made some adjustments to their starting lineups ahead of this important Group C match.
Die Oranje put on a show for the ages and annihilated the holders, while Mexico and Chile did their jobs.
A team on the rise after a disappointing showing at the Confederations Cup last year, Japan will be an exciting prospect to watch as they challenge Belgium, Greece and Ivory Coast in the group...
Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar kept a clean sheet, but the alleged Arsenal target didn't have much to do.
A live open thread for tonight's 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup opener between Brazil (featuring Barca stars, Dani Alves and Neymar) and Japan