[PREDICTIONS] All four teams have a chance of qualifying from Group F, where the drawing of lots could determine the second-place team. In Group E, Japan and Denmark will face off to decide the second-place berth in the knockout phase. For a look at Thursday's four games and Soccer America's predictions ...
DENMARK (3 pts. 2-3) vs. JAPAN (3 pts. 1-1)
June 24 in Rustenburg
Kickoff:10 a.m. ET.Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee:Jerome Damon (South Africa)
Suspensions: Denmark -- Kjaer.
Paul Kennedy: Tie 1-1
Ridge Mahoney:Denmark 2-1
Mike Woitalla:Denmark 2-0
NETHERLANDS (6 pts. 3-0) vs. CAMEROON (0 pt. 1-3)
June 24 in Cape Town
Kickoff:10 a.m. ET.Television: ESPN2/TeleFutura.
Referee:Pablo Pozo (Chile)
Paul Kennedy: Netherlands 2-0
Ridge Mahoney:Netherlands 1-0
Mike Woitalla:Netherlands 3-2
THE LOWDOWN:The Netherlands is through to the round of 16. Japan advances with a win or tie against Denmark, which must win to move into the knockout phase.
ITALY (2 pts. 2-2) vs. SLOVAKIA (1 pt. 1-3)
June 24 in Johannesburg
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET.Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee:Howard Webb (England)
Paul Kennedy: Italy 1-0
Ridge Mahoney:Italy 2-1
Mike Woitalla:Italy 2-0
PARAGUAY (4 pts. 3-1) vs. NEW ZEALAND (2 pts. 2-2)
June 24 in Polokwane
Kickoff:2:30 p.m. ET.Television: ESPN2/TeleFutura.
Referee:Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
Paul Kennedy: Paraguay 1-0
Ridge Mahoney:Tie 1-1
Mike Woitalla:Paraguay 2-1
THE LOWDOWN:Paraguay is in the best position, needing only a tie against New Zealand to advance. Ties of the same score in both games will leave Italy and New Zealand even on all tiebreakers, requiring a drawing of lots to determine which team advances.