World Cup Update - After 12/2 Matches

And just like that, the field has narrowed to 16!  The final 4 teams to book their trips to the knockouts today were Portugal, South Korea, Brazil, and Switzerland.

Group G had one highlight game coming in, with Serbia and Switzerland playing for 2nd place, and a berth in the knockout round.  It didn't disappoint, as Switzerland came out on top of a wild 3-2 that was clearly emotionally charged for both sides, claiming 2nd in the group.  The loss seemed to affect other notable Serbians as well, as I watched Nikola Jokić practically sleep through the 1st half against the Hawks tonight!  Cameroon managed to get a 1-0 win against a heavily rotated Brazil, punctuated with a hilarious sending off of goalscorer Vincent Aboubakar for taking his shirt off celebrating...his second yellow.  Brazil finished 1st in the group.

Group H was another group down to the wire, as South Korea broke a 1-1 tie with Portugal late in the match to send them through in 2nd place, edging out Uruguay (won 2-0 against Ghana).  If the Uruguayans were to be able to find a 3rd goal, they'd have gone through over Korea, but Ghana defended stoutly (although seemingly, mostly out of spite) and prevented such an outcome.

Model Summary

Group Stage Forecast

Odds Changes by Group

Knockout Stage Current State / Projection

Forecast for tomorrow's games


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