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2014 FIFA World Cup Day 8: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, Uruguay vs. England, Greece vs. Japan Match Threads

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Can England keep their knockout dreams alive? Groups C and D in action today.

Robert Cianflone

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The Teams

Group C

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Colombia

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Jose Pekerman

FIFA World Ranking: 8

How They Got Here: Finished Second in CONMEBOL Qualifying

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Ivory Coast

Region: CAF
Manager: Sabri Lamouchi

FIFA World Ranking: 21

How They Got Here: Defeated Senegal in CAF Third Round

Other Info

Table

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Lineups

Knockout Round Scenarios

  • Either team advances with a win

Date: June 19th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil

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The Teams

Group D

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Uruguay

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Oscar Tabarez

FIFA World Ranking: 7

How They Got Here: Finished fifth in CONMEBOL, defeated Jordan in Inter-Region Playoff

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England

Region: UEFA

Manager: Roy Hodgson

FIFA World Ranking: 10

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group H

Other Info

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

  • Either team eliminated with a loss

Date: June 19th, 2014
Gametime: 2:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena de São Paulo, São Paolo, Brazil

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The Teams

Group C

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Japan

Region: AFC
Manager: Alberto Zaccheroni

FIFA World Ranking: 46

How They Got Here: Finished First in AFC Group B

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Greece

Region: UEFA
Manager: Fernando Santos

FIFA World Ranking: 12

How They Got Here: Defeated Romania in UEFA Second Round Playoff

Other Info

Date: June 19th, 2014
Gametime: 5:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio das Dunas, Natal, Brazil