clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Live Match Thread: World Cup Day 13

New, comments

Please feel free to comment about the matches in this post!

Mexico go through to the Round of 16
Mexico go through to the Round of 16
Miguel Tovar

We're knee deep into the last round of group stage matches, with Groups C and D determining the countries who will continue to fight for their right to be called World Cup Champions.  (Yes, I just included a Beastie Boys reference.)

Group C may not have the glitz and glamour of some of the other groups, but do not let the lack of big names fool you.  Colombia are through the door, but the second spot is up for grabs.  Cote d'Ivoire sit on three points, while both Japan and Greece have a point each.  Fredy Guarin's Colombia face off against Yuto Nagatomo's Japan, with the latter needing a win combined with a Cote d'Ivoire loss if they want to get through.  Nothing but a win will do for Greece, while a win or draw will suffice for Cote d'Ivoire, as they hold the tie break over Japan due to their victory against them.

Not confusing at all, right?

Group D has the Cinderella team from Costa Rica currently at the top of their group and moving on, which sets up the very interesting match between Italy and Uruguay.  While Uruguay beat England to keep their hopes alive in match day two, the Azzurri looked flat as they lost to Costa Rica.  Will Italy regret not having a lucky charm Inter player on the squad?  Will Luis Suarez take a bite out of the Italy defense?  Who will join Costa Rica in the Round of 16?!?!

<br>

Group D:

Who: Italy v Uruguay

Where: Estadio das Dunas, Natal, Brazil

When: 18.00 CET / 12.00 pm ET / 9.00 am PT

Inter players featured: Alvaro Pereira (On loan to Sao Paulo from Inter)

<br>

Group D:

Who: Costa Rica v England

Where: Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

When: 18.00 CET / 12.00 pm ET / 9.00 am PT

Inter players featured: N/A

<br>

Group C:

Who: Japan v Colombia

Where: Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, Brazil

When: 22.00 CET / 4.00 pm ET / 1.00 pm PT

Inter players featured: Yuto Nagatomo (Japan) and Fredy Guarin (Columbia

<br>

Group C:

Who: Greece v Cote d'Ivoire

Where: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil

When: 22.00 CET / 4.00 pm ET / 1.00 pm PT

Inter players featured: N/A