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World Cup Today: Wednesday
by Paul Kennedy, June 17th, 2014 8:57PM

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[BRAZIL 2014] U.S. referee Mark Geiger will work his second game in five days when he works Wednesday's marquee match, Spain-Chile, in Rio de Janeiro. Following Spain's 5-1 loss to the Netherlands, Coach Vicente Del Bosque says he'll make a few changes against Chile, whose attack features a pair of La Liga stars.

Spain-Chile

Following Spain's 5-1 loss to the Netherlands, Coach Vicente Del Bosque says he'll make a few changes for Wednesday's match against Chile. Players in danger of losing their starting spots are Brazilian-born Diego Costa, David Silva and Pique. Possible replacements: Pedro and Cesc Fabregas in attacking roles and Javi Martinez at center back.

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Like the Spain-Netherlands match, Tuesday's Spain-Chile match in Rio de Janeiro is a rematch of their meeting in 2010 won by Spain, 2-1. Indeed, the Spaniards have never lost in 10 meetings with Chile, which is coming off a 3-1 win over Australia and whose attack features a pair of La Liga stars, Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona) and Eduardo Vargas (Valencia).

Wednesday ...

June 18 in Porto Alegre
Group B: Australia vs. Netherlands
ESPN, Univision/UDN noon ET
June 18 in Rio de Janeiro
Group B: Spain vs. Chile
ESPN, Univision/UDN 3 p.m. ET
June 18 in Manaus
Group A: Cameroon vs. Croatia
ESPN, Univision/UDN 6 p.m. ET



Brazil-Mexico

Guillermo Ochoa had the best game by a goalkeeper at the World Cup with six saves, including two spectacular stops, as Mexico held host Brazil to a 0-0 tie in the Matchday 2 opener Tuesday afternoon in Fortaleza.

Ochoa's best stop were on Neymar with flying save in the first half to stop a shot that replays showed was close to going in the goal. Late in the game, Thiago Silva got open for a header from five yards that Ochoa parried.

Group A
June 17 in Fortaleza
Brazil 0 Mexico 0.

Belgium-Algeria

Belgium became the sixth team at the World Cup to come back after giving up the first goal when subs Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens scored late goals to give the Red Devils a 2-1 victory over Algeria.

The Fennecs had led on Sofiane Feghouli's penalty kick in the first half -- their first goal at the World Cup in 28 years.

Group H
June 17 in Belo Horizonte
Belgium 2 Algeria 1. Goals: Fellaini 70, Mertens 80; Feghouli pen. 25.

Russia-South Korea

The South Korea-Russia game ended in a 1-1 draw Tuesday afternoon to complete Matchday 1. Alexander Kerzhakov earned the Russians a share of the points after goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev let Lee Keun-Ho's shot to slip through his hands and into the goal.

Group H
June 17 in Cuiaba
Russia 1 South Korea 1. Goals: Kerzhakov 74; Lee Keun-ho 68

Group A:
TEAMS W-T-L GF/GA
4 Brazil 1-1-0 3/1
4 Mexico 1-0-0 1/0
0 Cameroon 0-0-1 0/1
0 Croatia 0-0-1 1/3

Group B:
PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
3 Netherlands 1-0-0 5/1
3 Chile 1-0-0 3/1
0 Australia 0-0-1 1/3
0 Spain 0-0-1 1/5

Group C:
PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
3 Colombia 1-0-0 3/0
3 Ivory Coast 1-0-0 2/1
0 Japan 0-0-1 1/2
0 Greece 0-0-1 0/3

Group D:
PTS TEAM W-T-L GF/GA
3 Costa Rica 1-0-0 3/1
3 Italy 1-0-0 2/1
0 England 0-0-1 1/2
0 Uruguay 0-0-1 1/3

Group E:
PTS GAME W-T-L GF/GA
3 France 1-0-0 3/0
3 Switzerland 1-0-0 2/1
0 Honduras 0-0-0 0/3
0 Ecuador 0-0-1 1/2

Group F:
PTS GAME W-T-L GF/GA
3 Argentina 1-0-0 2/1
1 Iran 0-1-0 0/0
1 Nigeria 0-1-0 0/0
0 Bosnia-Herze. 0-0-1 1/2

Group G:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
3 Germany 1-0-0 4/0
3 USA 1-0-0 2/1
0 Ghana 0-0-1 1/2
0 Portugal 0-0-1 0/4

Group H:
TEAMS W-T-L GF/GA
3 Belgium 1-0-0 2/1
1 Russia 0-1-0 1/1
1 South Korea 0-1-0 1/1
0 Algeria 0-0-0 1/2

Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
3 Thomas Mueller
, Germany
2 Karim Benzema, France
2 Robin van Persie, Netherlands
2 Arjen Robben, Netherlands
2 Neymar, Brazil


1 comment
  1. Ginger Peeler
    commented on: June 18, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.
    Let's get behind our referees: Mark Geiger and his assistant, Sean. Good job, guys! Congrats on getting the Spain/Chile game! Our good thoughts are with you.


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