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Citrus Report World Cup correspondent, Jonathan Liu, on what the hell is going on in Group C:
With all the ties, surprise losses, and flat out craziness so far with the World Cup, we’re going to make it easy for you to figure out if the U.S. can move on because right now, they’re two teams with ties in their group, and one of them is moving on.
If Slovenia loses to England and the U.S. beats Algeria, they’re out. Simple as that. However, with England’s weak play as of late, it’s not out of the question for that to happen. This is the toughest group to read because England and the U.S. both tied their first matches, making it a really complicated group. If Slovenia ties with England, they’re in on goal difference. No one would’ve thought it, but the Slovenia vs. England match will determine who moves on and who goes home. From group C
The United States task is simple – beat a far less talented Algerian team, and they’re in, regardless of what happens between Slovenia and England. With the nasty opening halves in their first 2 games, though, it’s not out of the question for the U.S. to blow this one. Just one goal more than the Algerians, and the U.S. move on. But if they lose to Algeria, and England loses to Slovenia, the really horrible Algerian team will move on. Yes, Algeria over England and the United States. Whack. However, there is one last weird scenario. If both England and the U.S. tie, and if The Three Lions ties 2-2 with Slovenia and the U.S. ties 0-0 with Algeria (so basically, a 2 goal difference), the 2nd spot in Group C (because Slovenia would get the first spot) is decided by…
Drawing it out of a hat. Seriously. Such bull. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does, then it’ll be the most disappointing Match play in Group C history. Well, I’m not definite on that, but I’m pretty sure. So on 6.23.2010, let’s root like a fuckin’ gang of maniacs. Word.
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