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June 25, 2010 at 4:25 PM

A final look at Group H, what I got right and what I didn’t…

spainwins.jpgPhoto credit: Matt Dunham / AP

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. Spain       2-1-0, 6 pts. (4 goals scored, 2 goals allowed, +2 GD)

2. Chile 2-1-0, 6 pts. (3 goals scored, 2 goals allowed, +1 GD)

3. Switzerland 1-1-1, 4 pts. (1 goal scored, 1 goal allowed, 0 GD)

4. Honduras 0-2-1, 1 pt. (0 goals scored, 3 goals allowed, -3 GD)

What I got right

— The order of finish again. Pat, pat.

— Chile. At full strength looked just as good as Spain. I still think my sleeper pick could take down Brazil in the knockout stage.

What I got wrong

— Spain. Yes they won the group. But they’d hardly looked the part of a tournament favorite for now. There’s still time though.

What’s next?

— Spain will play Portugal (the runner-up in Group G) at 11:30 a.m. PT on Tuesday

— Chile will play Brazil (the winner of Group G) at 11:30 a.m. PT on Monday

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