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2014 WORLD CUP GROUP PLAY UPDATE: Who's in, who's out

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Two matches have been completed, and here's how they stand. At least I think this is how they stand....

Jamie Squire

Two teams advance to the knockout round and two teams go home from each group. The knockout bracket pairings look like this:

Winner Group A (Brazil) vs Runner Up Group B (Chile)
Winner Group B (Netherlands) vs Runner Up Group A (Mexico)

Winner Group C (Colombia) vs Runner Up Group D (Uraguay)
Winner Group D (Costa Rica) vs Runner Up Group C (Greece)

Winner Group E (France) vs Runner Up Group F (Nigeria)
Winner Group F (Argentina) vs Runner Up Group E (Switzerland)

Winner Group G (Germany) vs Runner Up Group H (Algeria)
Winner Group H (Belgium) vs Runner Up Group G (United States)

See the full bracket and how the matches line up here.

Tie-breakers go like this...

  1. Total points
  2. Goal differential
  3. Total goals scored
  4. Head to head
  5. Drawing of lots

GROUP A

Knockout Round: Brazil, Mexico advance on points; Brazil wins group on goal differential

Eliminated: Croatia, Cameroon

GROUP B

Knockout Round: Netherlands wins the group on points, Chile advances on points

Eliminated: Australia, Spain

GROUP C

Knockout Round: Colombia wins the group on points, Greece advances on points

Eliminated: Ivory Coast, Japan

GROUP D

Knockout Round: Costa Rica wins group on points, Uraguay advances on points

Eliminated: Italy, England

GROUP E

Knockout Round: France wins the group on points, Switzerland advances on points

Eliminated: Ecuador, Honduras

GROUP F

Knockout Round: Argentina wins the group on points, Nigeria advances on points

Eliminated: Boznia-Herzegovina, Iran

GROUP G

Knockout Round: Germany wins the group on points, USA advances on goal differential

Eliminated: Portugal, Ghana

GROUP H

Knockout Round: Belgium wins the group on points, Algeria advances on points

Eliminated: Russia, South Korea