World Cup 2014 Table: Updated Group Standings and Odds After Day 15 Results

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IJune 27, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 26:  A U.S. supporter and a Brazil supporter celebrate the U.S. advancing to the Round of 16 after their loss to Germany while watching the match at FIFA Fan Fest on June 26, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. lost 1-0 but still advance to the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup based on goal differential.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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The 2014 World Cup table is set.

On Day 15, the fates of Groups G and H were decided. In Group G, the Group of Death, Germany defeated the United States 1-0 and Portugal beat Ghana 2-1. As a result Germany and the U.S. will advance to the knockout round.

In Group H, Belgium topped South Korea 1-0 and Algeria tied Russia 1-1. Belgium and Algeria will advance while South Korea and Russia watch.

Here are the final group standings as well as odds for the knockout round.

Final Group Stage Standings
Group A
Group B
Group C
3Ivory Coast3-1310245
Group D
1Costa Rica73321041
Group E
Group F
3Bosnia and Herzegovina30310241
Group G
2United States40311144
Group H
4South Korea1-3301236

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 23:  Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (
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Brazil vs. Chile

Odds: 63-109 Brazil, 132-25 Chile, 171-50 Draw

Chile doesn't look ready to compete with Brazil based on its play against the Netherlands. Despite Dutch superstar Robin van Persie being sidelined with a yellow-card ban, Chile still lost by the score of 2-0.

Of course, Brazil didn't look too hot against Mexico, which forced a 0-0 draw. But the Brazilians still showed the ability to shut out teams, which Chile just experienced. Also, Brazil doesn't need to worry about a lack of offense thanks to its World Cup-leading goal scorer, Neymar.


BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 19:  James Rodriguez of Colombia celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group C match between Colombia and Cote D'Ivoire at Estadio Nacional on June 19, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Phot
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Colombia vs. Uruguay

Odds: 1-1 Colombia, 81-25 Uruguay, 253-100 Draw reported that FIFA has banned Uruguay striker Luis Suarez for nine matches as punishment for the bite he took out of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder.

This means Uruguay won't last one match. The only reason why it advanced in the first place is because Suarez flipped the switch to superhero mode and scored two goals in a 2-1 win over England. It has no chance against Colombia, which has been one of the most dominant teams of the tournament.


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Netherlands vs. Mexico

Odds: 29-25 Netherlands, 269-100 Mexico, 251-100 Draw

No team has scored more goals in the World Cup than the Netherlands. And no team has surrendered fewer than Mexico.

While their strengths may offset one another, the Netherlands remains the superior team. It's arguably the team to beat in the tournament and is averaging 2.0 more goals per game than Mexico, which is surrendering just 0.67 fewer goals than the Netherlands.


Jun 20, 2014; Recife, Pernambuco, BRAZIL; Costa Rica forward Bryan Ruiz (10), the lone goal scorer in the game, hands over the captain's armband after he was taken out of the game during the second half of their 1-0 win over Italy in a 2014 World Cup game

Costa Rica vs. Greece

Odds: 151-100 Costa Rica, 9-4 Greece, 11-5 Draw

For the first time in the 2014 World Cup, Costa Rica is favored to win a match. It hasn't impressed offensively since its 3-1 thrashing of Uruguay, but its defense has remained dominant. And it couldn't have drawn an easier round-of-16 matchup than Greece.

Greece is the only team in the knockout round that has a negative goal differential, having allowed four goals and scored just two. Costa Rica is unlikely to lose to the worst team in the knockout round after winning arguably the best group. 


SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 20:  Karim Benzema of France celebrates a goal that came after the referee had blown full time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and France at Arena Fonte Nova on June 20, 2014 in Salvador, Bra
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France vs. Nigeria

Odds: 100-191 France, 166-25 Nigeria, 167-50 Draw

If Nigeria can keep it close in the first half, it has a chance to upset France. But that's much easier said than done.

France embarrassed Honduras 3-0 and Switzerland 5-2. And Switzerland still finished with a better goal differential in the group stage than Nigeria, which needs the same defensive effort that was evident against Iran (0-0) and in the win over Bosnia and Herzegovina (1-0 win)as opposed to the loss against Argentina (3-2).


MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02:  Thomas Muller of FC Bayern Munchen celebrates scoring the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and  FC Bayern Munchen at Etihad Stadium on October 2, 2013 in Manchester, Engl
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Germany vs. Algeria

Odds: 10-29 Germany, 46-5 Algeria, 9-2 Draw

Few teams were more dominant in the group stage than Germany. It boasts one of the best goalies in the World Cup in Manuel Neuer and one of the top strikers in Thomas Muller. Those two players alone make Germany an extremely difficult out, but it's also stacked from top to bottom.

Algeria, which barely advanced in one of the worst groups in the tournament, isn't.


PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 25:  Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 25, 2014 in Port
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Argentina vs. Switzerland

Odds: 20-37 Argentina, 637-100 Switzerland, 163-50 Draw

Argentina is one of only four teams that won all of its group-stage matches. The Argentinians were carried by Lionel Messi, who scored in every match and is tied for the World Cup lead with four goals.

Switzerland has the firepower to keep up with Argentina. The Swiss have actually scored more goals thus far. However, their defense has also surrendered twice as many goals, which will likely be the squad's downfall. 


SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 26:  Jan Vertonghen of Belgium celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between South Korea and Belgium at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 26, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Ma
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Belgium vs. United States

Odds: 100-109 Belgium, 96-25 United States, 261-100 Draw

The U.S. will enter its third straight match a heavy underdog, but after competing with Germany and Portugal, Belgium is a beatable team. Despite playing in a significantly more difficult group, the U.S. has scored just as many goals as Belgium thus far.

However, Belgium has only surrendered one goal the entire tournament. U.S. goalie Tim Howard must match the phenomenal Thibaut Courtois for the underdogs to have a chance.


All odds according to Odds Shark and Vegas Insider.

David Daniels is a columnist at Bleacher Report. He tweets, too.


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