The Greece defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos was one of the best players on the pitch after he helped his national team to get a 0-0 draw with Switzerland in the latest round of international fixtures.

The 24-year-old defender produced a stunning performance to keep out several attacks from the Swiss. After the match, the Greece manager pointed out to the qualities like tight marking, fierce tackling, and great positional sense that were evident throughout the match. These helped Greece get a draw against Switzerland.

Switzerland thought they had opened the scoring in the 34th minute when the Arsenal defender Johan Djourou scored from a corner, but the goal was ruled out due to a foul from the player prior to the goal. Switzerland then came extremely close to taking the lead in the final few minutes of the match, but an excellent save from the goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis helped Greece get a draw from the match.

Fernando Santos has said after the match that he is extremely delighted with the performance of his players. This confidence inspiring result is also extremely important for the team who will be looking to overtake Bosnia-Herzegovina in the 2014 World Cup qualifying group. Greece are currently second in the table, but the trail the leaders Bosnia-Herzegovina only on goal difference.

Both teams have 10 points from the matches played so far. The two teams will be meeting each other in the third week of March in the crunch match that could potentially decide the group winner. Switzerland could have taken the lead on several occasions after Tranquillo Barnetta had several chances in the match, but he could not convert the chances due to a combination of great defending and excellent goalkeeping. Greece are now undefeated in the last seven matches, which incidentally is the same as Switzerland's record.