Group D gets the action started with two simultaneous matches today. The world's eyes will be watching Uruguay play Italy in a match that will send one team home and the other one on to the next round. England will try to duplicate Spain's final match result and going home with some pride after a pair of losses eliminated them early. Costa Rica is the surprise team of the World Cup so far and would love to enter the next round on a high send England home winless. Columbia has already qualified and is almost certainly going through in first place, but Greece, Ivory Coast and Japan are all still battling for the final spot. Ivory Coast is in the driver's seat, but must win to guarantee passage out of the group.
For BISERGSers trying to catch Rodrigo, an England victory may be a welcome site. A 3-0 victory for England would even push his wife Carol, the defending BISERGS champion into first place. Ivan Glenney looks to jump into the top spot with his Colombia and Italy teams in action. Emilie and Derek own both Italy and Uruguay, so they are sure to see one team advance and one team go home as a result of today's matches. They hope to avoid a 0-0 draw that would do nothing to help their disappointing 2014 BISERGS. Derek may be pulling for the South Americans since he shares Uruguay with his wife (Rachel) and brother (Evan).