Day 13 impact player

Marcos Rojo, Argentina

His 86th-minute volley prevented Argentina from being eliminated in the group stage for only the second time in half a century.

Day 14 preview


Group F: Mexico (2-0-0) vs. Sweden (1-0-1)

9 a.m., Ch. 9: Despite its two victories, Mexico could still fail to advance if Sweden and Germany both win.

Group F: South Korea (0-0-2) vs. Germany (1-0-1)

9 a.m., FS1: South Korea has a slim chance to advance but will be without captain Ki Sung-yueng (calf).

Group E: Serbia (1-0-1) vs. Brazil (1-1-0)

1 p.m., Ch. 9: Brazil is trying to regain some swagger but needs only to produce a draw to advance.

Group E: Switzerland (1-1-0) vs. Costa Rica (0-0-2)

1 p.m., FS1: The Swiss also need only a draw to advance; Costa Rica wants to leave Russia with at least a point.

knockout stage

Uruguay, Russia, Spain, Portugal, France, Croatia, England and Belgium have advanced; eight spots remain.

Did you know?

With his first-half goal Tuesday, Lionel Messi became the first player to score a World Cup goal as a teenager, in his 20s and in his 30s.

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