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GROUP C EQUATION

Colombia are guaranteed a place in the last 16. They just need to draw against Japan to secure top spot.

A win for the Ivory Coast will book them a place in the Round of 16.

A draw against Greece could allow Japan to pip them for second spot on goal difference, if Alberto Zaccheroni's team beat Colombia by four goals.

Ivory Coast could win the group if they beat Greece and Colombia lose to Japan, but the South Americans' goal difference is currently four better.

Japan's best hope is to beat Colombia and keep their fingers crossed for Greece to beat the Ivory Coast but not overhaul Japan's goal difference. Should the Ivory Coast game finish as a draw, Japan would need to win by at least two goals.

Greece can still qualify but would have to beat the Ivory Coast. They would also have to hope that Japan fail to beat Colombia, or that if they manage to beat them, that they finish with an inferior goal difference, as the sides would be level on four points.

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