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2014 FIFA World Cup Day 12: Netherlands vs. Chile, Spain vs. Australia, Mexico vs. Croatia, Brazil vs. Cameroon Match Threads

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Group A and Group B will be finalized today as the third round of group stage matches starts.

Buda Mendes

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The Teams

Group B

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The Netherlands

Region: UEFA
Manager: Louis van Gaal

FIFA World Ranking: 15

How They Got Here: Winners of UEFA Group D

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Chile

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Jorge Sampaoli

FIFA World Ranking: 14

How They Got Here: Finished 3rd in CONMEBOL Qualifying

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 23rd, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena de São Paulo, São Paolo, Brazil

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The Teams

Group B

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Spain

Region: UEFA
Manager: Vincente del Bosque

FIFA World Ranking: 1

How They Got Here: Winners of UEFA Group I

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Australia

Region: AFC
Manager: Ange Postecoglou

FIFA World Ranking: 62

How They Got Here: Finished Second in AFC Group B

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 23rd, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN2
Location: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, Brazil

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Group B Facts

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

  • Netherlands or Chile can win group with win.
  • Netherlands wins group with draw.

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The Teams

Group A

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Brazil

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

FIFA World Ranking: 3

How They Got Here: Hosts (Automatically Qualified)

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Cameroon

Region: CAF
Manager: Volker Finke

FIFA World Ranking: 50

How They Got Here: Defeated Tunisia in CAF Third Round.

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 18th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN2
Location: Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, Brazil

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The Teams

Group A

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Croatia

Region: UEFA
Manager: Niko Kovac

FIFA World Ranking: 18

How They Got Here: Defeated Iceland in UEFA second round playoff.

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Mexico

Region: CONCACAF
Manager: Miguel Herrera

FIFA World Ranking: 19

How They Got Here: Finished Fourth in CONCACAF Hex Stage, defeated New Zealand in inter-region playoff.

Other Info

Lineups

Date: June 17th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPN
Location: Arena Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil

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Group A Facts

Table

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Knockout Round Scenarios

Advancement
  • Brazil advances with a win or draw
  • Mexico advances with win or draw
  • Croatia advances with win OR draw and Brazil loss
Position

  • Brazil wins group with

  1. Win
  2. Draw and Mexico draw or loss
  3. Win and Mexico win by less goals than Brazil's win.

  • Mexico wins group with
  1. Win and Brazil loss or draw
  2. Draw and Brazil loss by more than one goal
  3. Win and Brazil win, but Mexico beats Brazil on goal differential
  • Croatia wins group with
  1. Win and Brazil loss or draw