Day eleven summed up this World Cup, didn't it? The were goals galore, late drama, and three great matches. We've now reached the last set of group matches. Hope you have picture in picture, because each group will have matches going on at the same time. This is like when the Premiership has it's last day of the season kick off at the same time. Everyone still alive has to go for a result. If you're like me, and don't have picture in picture, I'll say which match might be more worth your time. Follow along with us....the next four days will be the biggest of the World Cup.
Yesterday in Brazil
Belgium were largely unimpressive, but got a late goal top beat Russia 1-0. Belgium will have their final match of group action to work out the kinks before entering the knockout stage. Belgium, a team some expect to make a deep run, hasn't looked overly impressive in their first two games. Still, they've gotten two wins. Russia, meanwhile, are still alive, but prospects are grim.
Algeria became the first African nation to score four goals in a match, as they dispose of South Korea 4-2. Algeria put it away early with three first half goals. Korea would score early in the second half, but conceded again.South Korea will play Belgium, while Algeria take on Russia.
Portugal scored at the death to draw with the United States. The US probably deserved the win, and would have gotten it, save Cristiano Ronaldo's one good delivery on the night. The US scored twice in the second half to take the lead, but could not hold on to the vital three points. The Americans are still in a good position to qualify, but will likely need a draw with Germany to do so. Here's your rundown of how America can qualify.
Today in Brazil
Group B - Games are at 12:00 Eastern
Who to watch: As fun as Australia have been, I'd take Netherlands-Chile. More is at stake, and both sides have been pouring in goals.
Group A - Matches are at 4:00 Eastern
The Mexican defense has been stellar, but Croatia says they can unlock them.
Who to watch: Got to be Croatia-Mexico. Brazil should have no problem with a Cameroon side that's been called the worst team in the World Cup.