Switzerland holds Greece 0-0 in friendly

Switzerland held Greece to a 0-0 draw in a friendly match on

Wednesday that saw few scoring chances.

Ricardo Rodriguez almost broke the deadlock with nine minutes

remaining at Karaiskaki Stadium, but Greece goalkeeper Orestis

Karnezis blocked his long-range shot.

Switzerland’s Johan Djourou had a goal disallowed in the 34th

minute, while Costas Mitroglou missed two first-half headers for


Deputy captain Costas Katsouranis made his 100th appearance for


Greece is currently level with Bosnia in Group G with 10 points

from four matches in World Cup qualifying, and the two countries

face one another on March 22. Switzerland leads Group E, also with

10 points, and travels to Cyprus for its next game.