Eyes down for a full house, then, everybody. It’s time for the final round of group matches in Group C this evening, and a place in the Second Round of the competition up for grabs for three of the four teams playing this evening. The other of the four in this group, Colombia, has already qualified for the next round of the competition and has been one of the most impressive teams that we have seen so far. As such, we might well argue that Japan, their opponents this evening, have the most difficult job of all to get through. They need to win and hope that the result of the other match, between Greece and Cote d’Ivoire, goes their way as well. It would need to end in a draw. I think. There will be plenty of complicated maths to come this evening, this much we know for sure, and you can keep up to speed with what’s going on in the luxuriant company of Rob Freeman and Ian King from shortly before nine o’clock.

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