The FIFA World cup has brought out some amazing results, with fairy tale stories of heroics, tragedy and heart break, the latest being that World Champions Spain have been knocked out of the world cup after two disappointing results and England will also exit early.
After 8 days of the competition, only Colombia in group C remain clear leaders.
Group A sees hosts and favorites Brazil on equal first with Mexico, although a draw for Brazil and a win for third placed Croatia could see the Mexicans kicked out, Cameroon with no hope of qualifying.
Group B matches have been highly entertaining, the Netherlands having to come from behind in both their matches to lead the so-called group of death, although Chile will push for a top placed finish, when both sides meet in three days time.
Colombia are dominant in Group C but a win for Japan could see them, instead of the Ivory coast in 2nd spot. The football super powers of Italy, France, Argentina and Germany are all expected to top their groups.
All of the teams are fighting for first place, which will see them take on the second-best in the cross pool finals. The first of these, will be the Round of 16 matches on the 29th of June, which will see the first placed team in Group A, taking on the Runner up in Group B.
As it stands, most likely, it could be Brazil taking on Chile in that round of 16 clash, and Chile have not beaten Brazil in 14 years, but in what has been described as the most attacking world cup in years, anything could happen.
The next matches will be the Group D tie between 2006 Champions Italy and Costa Rica, while France takes on Switzerland, and Honduras go up against Ecuador in Group E.
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