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Spanish striker David Villa, left, will try to lead the European champions through to the second round of the World Cup. ((Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images) )

It's coming up to the end of the group stage at the FIFA World Cup, so we've done the hard part and broken down what each team has to do to advance to the knockout stage.

Group A | Group B | Group C | Group D | Group E | Group F | Group G | Group H

FIFA uses the following series of tiebreakers when teams finish tied with the same number of points at the end of the group stage:

  1. Goal difference.
  2. Total goals scored.
  3. Head-to-head results (if more than two teams are tied, then results between those teams are calculated using the first two criteria).
  4. Drawing of lots.

Remember, the top two teams in each of eight first-round groups move on to the round of 16.

Group A

First-place Uruguay (seven points) and second-place Mexico (four points) moved on to the next round. South Africa (four points) and France (one point) were eliminated.

Group B

First-place Argentina (nine points) and second-place South Korea (four points) moved on to the next round. Greece (three points) and Nigeria (one point) were eliminated.

Group C

First-place USA (five points) and second-place England (five points) moved on to the next round. Slovenia (four points) and Algeria (one point) were eliminated.

Group D

First-place Germany (six points) and second-place Ghana (four points) moved on to the next round. Australia (four points) and Serbia (three points) were eliminated.

Group E

First-place Netherlands (nine points) and second-place Japan (six points) moved on to the next round. Denmark (three points) and Cameroon (zero points) were eliminated.

Group F

First-place Paraguay (five points) and second-place Slovakia (four points) moved on to the next round. New Zealand (three points) and Italy (two points) were eliminated.

Group G

First-place Brazil (seven points) and second-place Portugal (five points) moved on to the next round. Ivory Coast (four points) and North Korea (zero points) were eliminated.

Group H

First-place Spain (six points) and second-place Chile (six points) moved on to the next round. Switzerland (four points) and Honduras (one point) were eliminated.