WEEKEND WATCH GUIDE
World Cup: Mexico vs. South Korea, 10 a.m. Saturday, Ch. 9. South Korea has Tottenham star Heung-min Son, but if its first game is any indication, it doesn’t have much else. Mexico, meanwhile, is in danger of a letdown after its victory over Germany. Its game plan from that win — to score on the counterattack — probably won’t work in this one.
World Cup: Germany vs. Sweden, 1 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 9. Germany is in the unfamiliar position of being in danger of not making the knockout round, something that could play into Sweden’s hands. The Swedes were unconvincing in their victory against South Korea, but know that if they can steal another win, they are likely through to the second round.
World Cup: England vs. Panama, 7 a.m. Sunday, FS1. England defeated Tunisia with a late goal, and now can ensure a spot in the second round with a victory against lowly Panama. That’s important, given that England’s final game of the group stage is against high-flying Belgium. The Panamanians will play defensively and dare England to break them down.
World Cup: Poland vs. Colombia, 1 p.m. Sunday, Ch. 9. Neither Poland nor Colombia expected to be in this situation — zero points after one match and in danger of crashing out of the World Cup. Colombia star James Rodriguez, dealing with a calf injury, may be ready to play. His Bayern Munich teammate, Poland striker Robert Lewandowski, definitely will.