Pre-game: Group H finale
Day 16, Match 3 and 4
Chile vs. Spain, June 25, in Pretoria
Switzerland vs. Honduras, June 25, in Bloemfontein
- Chile-Spain, live on CBC and CBCSports.ca at 2 p.m. ET
- Switzerland-Honduras, live on digital channel CBC Bold and CBCSports.ca at 2 p.m. ET
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Current Group H standings
- Chile: 6 points, 2 goals, +2 goal difference
- Spain: 3 points, 2 goals, +1 goal difference
- Switzerland: 3 points, 1 goal, 0 goal difference
- Honduras: 0 points, 0 goals, -3 goal difference
FIFA uses the following series of tiebreakers when teams finish tied with the same number of points at the end of the group stage:
- Goal difference.
- Total goals scored.
- Head-to-head results (if more than two teams are tied, then results between those teams are calculated using the first two criteria).
- Drawing of lots.
Remember, the top two teams in the group move on to the round of 16.
- with a win or tie, OR
- with a loss and a Switzerland tie or loss, OR
- with a loss and a Switzerland win, so long as Chile maintains the tiebreaker over Switzerland.
- with a win, OR
- with a tie and a Switzerland tie or loss, OR
- with a loss and a Honduras win, so long as Spain maintains the tiebreaker over Switzerland and Honduras.
- with a win and a Spain tie or loss, OR
- with a win and a Spain win, so long as Switzerland earns the tiebreaker over Chile, OR
- with a tie and a Spain loss, OR
- with a loss and a Spain loss, so long as it wins the tiebreaker over Spain and Honduras.
- with a win, so long as it wins the tiebreaker with Spain and Switzerland
Honduras will be eliminated:
- with a win or a tie by either Spain or Switzerland
Watch the Rogers Pre-game show 30 minutes before kickoff as our panel of soccer experts provides up-to-the-minute news from South Africa on this match.
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Chile vs. Spain
Player to watch for Chile — Esteban Paredes: Scored the winner against Switzerland and has been brilliant for Chile in attack, in place of injured star striker Humberto Suazo.
Player to watch for Spain — David Villa: Stymied against Switzerland, the star of Euro 2008 broke out for two goals against Honduras and is very likely to add to that tally here.
The Chilean perspective: "Spain are the most dangerous team in the World Cup. The fact that everyone has been surprised by their results in these two games doesn't mean they are not the same Spain as before." — winger Mark Gonzalez
The Spanish perspective: "At the moment we are focused on Chile, beating them and moving on to the next round." — forward David Villa
World Cup head-to-head: Spain defeated Chile 2-0 in the group stage of the 1950 World Cup in Brazil.
Honduras vs. Switzerland
Player to watch for Honduras — Carlos Pavon: Was ineffective against Spain, but the powerful and prolific Honduras striker and his fellow attackers need goals to have any hope of advancing.
Player to watch for Switzerland — Stephane Grichting: The current anchor of a Swiss defence that set a new World Cup shutout streak record, which was broken against Chile.
The Honduran perspective: "We must go out to win, and dignity must emerge. We must take into account that we still mathematically have a faint hope of qualifying." — coach Reinaldo Rueda
The Swiss perspective: "We know we'll have to pose more of an attacking threat." — defender Stephan Lichtsteiner
World Cup head-to-head: This match will mark the first World Cup encounter between the two countries.