There will be tons of drama in many groups later this week, as the final round of group play occurs.
In Group A, the host nation will look to take advantage of a dismantled French squad. If things fall just right, South Africa could move on, but they will have to erase a negative-three goal differential due to their 3-0 loss against Uruguay.
Argentina has advanced out of Group B already. South Korea and Greece each have three points, and both will be fighting for the second qualifying spot. If Nigeria wins, they will need an Argentina win to advance, so they are far from dead also.
All four teams are still alive in Group C, but England and the USA are expected to win and move on. However, as we've seen already out of this group, the unexpected should be expected, so don't be shocked to see Algeria and Slovenia move on instead.
Group D is an absolute mess as Ghana, Serbia, and Germany can all advance with a win. Australia is still alive, but they will need a lot of help to move on.
The Netherlands have already advanced in Group E. Denmark and Japan are alive for the second spot, while Cameroon has been eliminated. Japan plays Denmark at 2:30 p.m. EST on Thursday.
I have already highlighted Italy's struggles in Group F. All four teams are still alive here, and I will be rooting for a New Zealand upset of Paraguay on Thursday to give themselves a spot in the round of 16.
Brazil has moved on from Group G. It will take a loss against Brazil and a monumental beat-down of North Korea by Ivory Coast for Portugal to not advance.
It will take six points to advance out of Group H. Friday afternoon will feature decisive matches between Spain and Chile while Honduras faces Switzerland. Honduras has been eliminated from the tournament, while Spain and Switzerland are tied with three points. Chile has six points, but they have not advanced to the knockout stage.