[PREDICTIONS] Brazil has clinched, and Portugal is all but assured of advancing in Group G. Chile, Spain and Switzerland could be headed for a three-way tie
atop Group H. For a look at Friday's four games and Soccer America's predictions ...
BRAZIL (6 pts. 6-2) vs. PORTUGAL (4 pts. 7-0)
June 25 in Durban
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Benito Archundia (Mexico)
Suspensions: Brazil -- Kaka.
Paul Kennedy: Brazil 2-1
Ridge Mahoney: Brazil 2-1
Mike Woitalla: Brazil 2-1
IVORY COAST (1 pt. 1-4) vs. NORTH KOREA (0 pt. 1-9)
June 25 in Nelspruit
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN2/TeleFutura.
Referee: Alberto Undiano (Spain)
Paul Kennedy: Ivory Coast 3-0
Ridge Mahoney: Ivory Coast 4-0
Mike Woitalla: Ivory Coast 3-0
THE LOWDOWN: Group G has the least drama heading into the final day of group play. Brazil has clinched, and Portugal will also advance unless it loses to Brazil and Ivory Coast beats North Korea and the margins of victory in the two games are more than 11 goals.
CHILE (6 pt. 2-0) vs. SPAIN (3 pts. 2-1)
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico)
Suspensions: Chile -- Carmona, Fernandez.
Paul Kennedy: Spain 2-0
Ridge Mahoney: Spain 2-1
Mike Woitalla: Spain 2-0
SWITZERLAND (3 pts. 1-1) vs. HONDURAS (0 pts. 0-3)
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET. Television: ESPN2/TeleFutura.
Referee: Hector Baldassi (Argentina)
Suspensions: Switzerland -- Behrami.
Paul Kennedy: Switzerland 1-0
Ridge Mahoney: Tie 1-1
Mike Woitalla: Tie 1-1
THE LOWDOWN: If Spain and Switzerland win, they'll tie Chile with six points. If that's the case and either game is decided by more than one goal, Spain and Switzerland will advance.