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So here’s how it shaped up, with the top two teams advancing to the knockout stage/round of 16 and the bottom two teams eliminated:
1. Brazil 2-0-1, 7 pts. (5 goals scored, 2 goals allowed, +3 GD)
2. Portugal 1-0-2, 5 pts. (7 goals scored, 0 goal allowed, +7 GD)
3. Ivory Coast 1-1-1, 4 pts. (4 goals scored, 3 goals allowed, -1 GD)
4. North Korea 0-3-0, 0 pts. (1 goal scored, 12 goals allowed, -11 GD)
What I got right
— The exact finishing order and nearly the exact point-total. I’d like pat myself on the back, but everyone had Brazil first and North Korea last. So essentially I won a coin flip.
What I got wrong
— I’ve been hard on myself in the other groups. Not this one.
— Brazil will play Chile (the runner-up in Group H) at 11:30 a.m. PT on Monday
— Portugal will play Spain (the winner of Group H) at 11:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday