Everything to play for in Group F

[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 ...

GROUP E:
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.

PREDICTIONS:
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)
Suspensions:

PREDICTIONS:
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.

GROUP F:
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)
Suspensions: none.

PREDICTIONS:
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)
Suspensions: none.

PREDICTIONS:
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.

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