World Cup Day 2 Preview


After Day 1 of the 2014 World Cup provided us with drama, controversy and goals you can only hope that it will continue into day 2 of the event with 3 matches for your viewing pleasure.

Mexico v Cameroon 17:00 BST (Group A)

The second of the group A games and one both teams will want to win. They both know that Croatia and Brazil will provide tougher opposition than this game and getting 3 points on the board will put major pressure on Croatia to win their next two games. I expect Mexico to come through this match, but it will be close. I think one goal could decide it and Mexico have a bit more experience and talent in front of goal.

Mexico 1 – 0 Cameroon

Spain v Netherlands 20:00 BST (Group B)

This is one of the biggest matches of the Group stages and in all honesty it will probably decide which order the teams go through in. Both teams will expect to beat Chile and Australia and will view this as a chance to get an easier draw in the next round. I expect a good match but obviously there will be a lot of tension as this is a repeat of  the 2010 World Cup final. I’m hoping for a more open affair this time, and I think Spain will win this one comfortably.

Spain 2 – 0 Netherlands

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    Chile v Australia 23:00 BST(Group B)

    This will be a fight for pride mainly, but both teams will also view this as a chance to grab 3 points and maybe sneak into the second round with a shock result in one of their other two matches. It could well be cagey as both teams know that if they lose here that will be it, but in equal measure a draw doesn’t do anyone any good either. I hope they both go for it, because that is what World Cup’s should be about. I think Chile will take it, they have a bit more about them and are more organised.

    Chile 2 – 1 Australia

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