World Cup 2014: June 19, Napoli-style (aka scoring goals in style)

yeah...this was weird. - Ian Walton

Hey remember when Pablo Armero scored Colombia's first goal? Yeah, that was weird and slightly disconcerting. Los cafeteros play Ivory Coast to start us off, followed by Uruguay vs. England. The day concludes with Japan vs. Greece.

Hey guys, how are we all feeling today? Dismayed that Spain got knocked out after just two games? Or thrilled that Edu Vargas and Chile are through to the next round - and helped dethrone the reigning kings?

Well, don't let your guard down - we've got more exciting matches today! Well, sorta. Colombia's always fun to watch. And both Uruguay and England are in desperate need for points, so that's either going to be a goal-fest or a slug-fest. With these two, it could go either way.

If you're looking for a chance to take a rest, Japan - Greece could be the one to miss. However, they also need points to keep their chances alive. Japan are geared for attack anyway, but this could be the time Greece's ancient attackers choose to shine.

The matches

Group Location Time (CET/ET)
Colombia vs. Ivory Coast C Estádio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasília 6 p.m./ noon
Uruguay vs. England D Arena Corinthians, São Paulo 9 p.m./ 3 p.m.
Japan vs. Greece C Estádio das Dunas, Natal midnight/ 6 p.m.


Any Napoli players involved?

Yep, there's definitely a chance for Napoli to up their goal total. It currently sits at three, with Eduardo Vargas, Dries Mertens and Pablo Armero all putting the ball in the back of the net. Did anyone ever imagine those three - particularly Armero - would all score before Gonzalo Higuaín?

Anyway, there's a chance for Armero to get another, or for Camilo Zúñiga to get on the board, with Colombia taking on les elephants. Cross your fingers, because it would mean a higher price for either when they're inevitably shipped off this summer.

Also, Walter Gargano plays for Uruguay. Try not to pay attention to him, because his play has now become depressing. Poor little guy.

What should I keep an eye on?

Drogba's ability to score from the bench (probably, literally, from the bench), Uruguay's hot tempers, Alberto Zaccheroni holding a tiny toy plane. Also, try to figure out if Wayne Rooney deserves a starting spot for England.

How do I watch these games?

In Italy? You're on SkyGO or Sky Mondiale. In the US it's ESPN in English and Univision in Spanish, and both have online streaming platforms, while Canadians friends have CBC and the CBC Sports player. In the UK you can watch  ITV for the first match and BBC One for the rest of the day, or use the ITV or BBC players online. If you live elsewhere, check LiveSoccerTV for listings in your country.

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