June 24, 2014
Much like Spain before them, England will be looking to earn a piece of consolation in their last group stage game knowing that they will be headed home far too early than was expected of them.
In one of the day's most anticipated matchups, Italy and Uruguay find themselves fighting for their lives in the World Cup and both sides are certain to do all they can to turn the tables on one another to advance.
June 23, 2014
The Barcelona star scored his third and fourth goals of the tournament as the host nation condemned the Africans to their seventh straight World Cup defeat
The Manchester United striker scored the final goal in Recife after captain Rafael Marquez and Andres Guardado had netted in quick succession to set up a meeting with Netherlands
Vicente del Bosque's men swept aside the Socceroos to secure third place in Group B, with their elimination already having been assured
Louis van Gaal's men struggled to get the winner until relatively late in the clash with Jorge Sampaoli's side, when they broke the deadlock and ensured first place in Group B
Croatia and Mexico come face to face battling for their life in the World Cup and knowing that this is the final chance to book their place in the next round.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have had a tough road at the World Cup this summer having failed to really even get their challenge off the mark before it has already come to a close.
None of us in the media believed we would be writing a final send off preview for Spain in only their third match of the tournament, but that is exactly what all of us are doing.
The Netherlands and Chile have both already qualified for the knockout stages, but the battle today will be for whom wants to take the first seed out of the group.
The forward headed home with just seconds remaining to deny the Stars and Stripes back to back victories
June 22, 2014
The African nation raced into a three-goal in the first half and, though they were made to work in the second period, sealed a crucial victory
The 19-year-old fired home following a brilliant run from Eden Hazard to settle a dour encounter at the Maracana
If there has been anything proven this World Cup in Brazil it is that statistics and FIFA Rankings have meant very little when it comes down to heart and desire this tournament.
Belgium face perhaps their toughest group stage test against Russia this afternoon as the young national team will hope that their attack can once again be enough to make a difference.