With the start of the final round of group games, most teams are still in the hunt for a spot in the knockout rounds, whilst others who have had the misfortune of being eliminated now have nothing to fear when they take to the field next.
Today’s fixtures feature the hosts Brazil taking on Cameroon who have arguably been the most disappointing team in the whole tournament. Troubles before they even arrived over bonus pay, the problems have spilled on to the pitch, red cards and fighting team mates has been a feature over their play. Brazil were disappointing against Mexico but they will need to win to ensure finishing the group in first place, Neymar and Oscar have looked lively even if the supporting cast has failed to sparkle into life but fireworks are at the ready today. Back Brazil to add insult to injury for Cameroon. Brazil – 2 @ 2.10.
In perhaps the biggest upset of the tournament so far, the holders Spain were the first team knocked out of the tournament after losing their first two games in comprehensive fashion. Tonight they take on Australia who have showed a lot of character and quality through Tim Cahill in putting up stern fights against both Holland and Chile who have been two of the most impressive sides thus far. However, the pressure is now off Spain and the quality in their side is undoubted, with plenty of changes likely to take place and the chance of a more attacking side on the cards, Spain -1 @ 2.10 is another handicap that looks likely to come in.
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