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How to watch World Cup Day 14: Mexico, Germany and Sweden battle it out for two spots.

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Mexico has undoubtedly been one of the best teams in World Cup through two games, but in Group F it will take three results to advance.

Korea Republic v Mexico: Group F - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Hirving “Chucky” Lozano has been a breakout star of the World Cup.
Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Group C started Tuesday’s action with a tepid pair of games as France and Denmark played the first scoreless draw of the tournament, which suited both countries just fine with France advancing as the group winner and Denmark finishing second. Peru salvaged three points from the tournament as they beat Australia 2-0.

Group D in the afternoon was anything but the tame affair of the morning. Argentina and Nigeria were locked in a battle to see who would advance, with Iceland playing for an outside shot to advance against a Croatia team that needed just a draw to go through as group winners. Argentina took the lead off a Messi wondergoal before Nigeria equalized with one of the softest penalty calls of the entire tournament. Argentina eventually got an 86th minute winner, but at the same time Iceland tied up Croatia 1-1 and we were one Iceland goal away from Iceland advancing in second at the expense of Argentina. Croatia promptly scored a late winner, essentially eliminating any drama so they could finish on nine points.

Argentina will play France on Saturday, June 30th at 7 AM while Croatia will play Denmark at 11 AM on Sunday, July 1st in the Round of 16.


Group F

Korea Republic vs. Germany

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Kazan Arena, Kazan

TV: Fox Sports 1 (English) and NBC Universo (Spanish)

Announcing team: Mark Followill and Warren Barton (English)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Telemundo Deportes

Mexico vs. Sweden

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg

TV: FOX (English) and Telemundo (Spanish)

Announcing team: Jorge Perez-Navaro and Mariano Trujillo (English)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Telemundo Deportes

Group F might be the most interesting final day of the World Cup, Despite Mexico earning six points and being quite possibly the best team through two games, including an impressive win over defending champions Germany, they can still be eliminated. And South Korea can still advance even though they have zero points from their first two games.

Mexico will win the group with a win or a draw. If Mexico loses to Sweden, then it gets complicated. If Mexico loses and Germany wins, then Germany, Sweden and Mexico will each be on six points and it comes down to tiebreakers. In order, here are the tiebreakers:

  1. Goal differential.
  2. Goals Scored.
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in head-to-head matchups among tied teams. (i.e., throw out South Korea results)
  4. Fair play points. (Yellow card: minus 1 point, indirect red card [as a result of a second yellow card]: minus 3 points, Direct red card: minus 4 points, Yellow card and direct red card: minus 5 points.)
  5. Drawing of lots.

Mexico beat Germany 1-0, while Germany beat Sweden 2-1.

South Korea can still advance if Mexico beats Sweden and South Korea beats Germany; then South Korea, Germany and Sweden would be tied on three points apiece, so we would be back to a complicated three-way tiebreaker for second place in the group.


Group E

Serbia vs. Brazil

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Spartak Stadium, Moscow

TV: FOX (English) and Telemundo (Spanish)

Announcing team: JP Dellacamera and Tony Meola (English)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Telemundo Deportes

Switzerland vs. Costa Rica

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

TV: Fox Sports 1 (English) and NBC Universo (Spanish)

Announcing team: Glenn Davis and Cobi Jones (English)

Streaming: Fox Sports Go and Telemundo Deportes

After bending your mind around the crazy morning permutations involving three-way tiebreakers, goals scored and goal differential in Group F, Group E is relatively straightforward. Costa Rica is eliminated. Serbia, Switzerland and Brazil will each advance with a win. Brazil sits one goal above Switzerland in the goal differential tiebreaker.

With Group F already decided when these games kick off, look for teams to be very aware of which place Germany finished. Brazil might have particularly strong incentive to avoid a Round of 16 game with Germany after what happened in 2014, when Germany beat the tournament hosts 7-1 in the semi-finals. First place from Group E plays second place from Group F and vice-versa.

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