World Cup 2014: Nigeria vs. Argentina, Bosnia vs. Iran, Honduras vs. Switzerland, France vs. Ecuador, match times, TV schedule, live streaming and more

Jamie Squire

There are high stakes in some of the final matches of group play.

Yesterday recap

Costa Rica 0 England 0

In a game that didn't mean much, not much happened. The match was scoreless but the two stories stemming from the match are: what's wrong with England and what's right with Costa Rica. England goes home with the sole point, while Costa Rica claims the top seed in Group D and advances to the Round of 16.

Uruguay 1 Italy 0

Wow, what a match and what controversy. Luis Suarez didn't score but he is the man everyone is talking about as it appears that he bit an Italian defender in the 79th minute of the match. Just a minute later, Uruguay scored it's lone goal and staved off the Italians for a berth to the next round. If my crystal ball serves best, there's no way Suarez will play for the rest of the Cup. This is Suarez' third biting incident (insert Mike Tyson joke here).

Greece 2 Ivory Coast 1

This was quite the game as well. Ivory Coast is going home empty handed while Greece advances to the Round of 16 with the win. Greece, under the foot of Samaras, capitalized on a penalty kick in stoppage time, sending Greece through in dramatic fashion. We've likely seen the last of legend Didier Drogba in the Cup.

Colombia 4 Japan 1

Colombia continued their dominance and still haven't lost a game in the 2014 World Cup. They are set to play Uruguay in the Round of 16 while Japan is going to start the long trek back to the island. Although losing star Falcao to injury prior to the World Cup, Colombia hasn't missed a beat, ending with a +7 in the goal differential column.

Today's matchups

Nigeria and Argentina start the day at noon. Argentina is already moving through out of group stage, but look to continue their dominance and win a third straight game. Nigeria is in good standing to advance past the Group but need help from Bosnia beating Iran.

Bosnia and Herzegovina and Iran take to the pitch in the potential final match for each team. Bosnia is eliminated from the tournament following defeats from Nigeria and Argentina. Iran has one point and can advance with a win and a Nigeria loss.

Honduras and Switzerland square off in a 4:00 p.m. ET game. Although Honduras is eliminated from the tournament, this game holds a lot of meaning for the Swiss. Goal differential will come into play, but if Switzerland can pull off a three goal win, they will likely advance to the next round.

France and Ecuador kick off in the afternoon as Ecuador competes for the final team to advance in Group E. The French have impressed thus far in the Cup, routing past Honduras and Switzerland. Ecuador edged Honduras but still need a big win against powerhouse France.

Players to watch

Nigeria: #10 John Obi Mikel, midfielder

Argentina: #10 Lionel Messi, forward

Bosnia: #11 Edin Dzeko, forward

Iran: #21 Ashkan Dejegah, forward

Honduras: #15 Roger Espinoza, midfielder

Switzerland: #23 Xherdan Shaqiri, midfielder

Ecuador: #13 Enner Valencia, forward

France: #10 Karim Benzema, forward

Date, time and location

June 25th, 12:00 p.m., Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre (Nigeria vs. Argentina) Group F, ESPN2

June 25th, 12:00 p.m., Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador (Bosnia vs. Iran) Group F, ESPN

June 25th, 4:00 p.m., Arena Amazônia, Manaus (Honduras vs. Switzerland) Group E, ESPN2

June 25th, 4:00 p.m., Estádio Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro (Ecuador vs. France) Group E, ESPN

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