World Cup Daily: Must-win game for England and Uruguay

World Cup Daily: Must-win game for England and Uruguay
June 19, 2014, 9:30 am
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Game of the Day: Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)

With England and Uruguay at the bottom of Group D, but teams are in must-win mode as they look to take a step towards advancing out of the group. Uruguay made the decision to leave star forward Luis Suarez on the bench during their shocking 3-1 loss against Costa Rica. Suarez's knee injury could keep him from starting, but will he miss his second game of the tournament? 

England are facing enormous scrutiny back home in the tabloids with the Uruguay game looming. A second loss in the tournament wouldn't guarantee the Three Lions an exit from the tournament, but it makes their route to the knockout stage next to impossible. Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard have a lot to make up for after their performances against Italy, but neither will see the bench -- at least not from the start anyway.

Player of the Day: F Wilfred Bony, Ivory Coast

Bony was a surprise start over Ivorian legend Didier Drogba in their first game against Japan and was largely absent for the first hour. Shortly after the hour mark, Bony got Ivory Coast on the scoreboard with a game-tying goal. If Bony does start against Colombia, it will be interesting to see if he gets the same leash he got against Japan. Ivory Coast scored both goals while both forwards were on the pitch, maybe they start both or maybe Drogba just gets the start.

Best of the Rest: Japan and Greece face off in the forgotten match of the day with both of the early games meaning so much. Japan will look to rebound after their hard-luck loss against the Ivory Coast. Greece were punished for their ugly play against Colombia, and Japan could try to take advantage in a similar fashion.

Day 7 rewind: The Dutch defense had a few breakdowns, but even the best defense in the world wouldn't have stopped Tim Cahill's goal. They responded as sub Memphis Depay (feels like an all-name team nominee) came on to score the game winner in a thrilling 3-2 match. Chile upset Spain to send the defending champions home (well, not yet) in a stunning 2-0 victory. Some teams can disappoint, but the defending champion losing their first two games and being eliminated before the third has to be up there with some of the biggest disappointments ever. Croatia pummeled Cameroon as Alex Song got a straight red card in the first half. Mario Mandzukic returned to the squad and had two goals for the Croatians as they took a step to get back in contention for the knockout round.

Football Follies: In the 90th minute of Croatia's 4-0 win over Cameroon, Cameroon's left back Benoit Assou-Ekotto headbutted his own teammate Benjamin Moukandjo. Pierre Webo tried to break it up, but he was too late. Tensions are high during a loss, but headbutting your own teammate? Well, at least he didn't flop?

Predictions: Colombia 3, Ivory Coast 2. Uruguay 2, England 1. Japan 1, Greece 0.