Tuesday, June 22, 2010

World Cup Group Stage Scenarios

The final games of the first round start today... with the twist both games in each group play simultaneously so it's more likely that everyone will have something to play for when they kick off. ESPN has a handy guide for figuring out who makes it through under which scenarios so you know what results to root for. Looking at the standings and tie breakers it looks like it'll be Mexico/Uruguay from Group A and Argentina/South Korea from Group B... but of course, you never know.

UPDATE: The "twist" comes from an infamous game in 1982 and is not "new"... I guess maybe I thought it was new because the US always loses on the last day, so the other game doesn't matter. Mea culpa.