Group B Showdown - The Lowdown

22 June 2010 03:37

The third and final round of group games continues this evening, as Group B comes to a conclusion with Argentina facing Greece and Nigeria taking on Korea Republic.

Both matches kick-off at 7.30pm.

- Greece v Argentina LIVE

- Nigeria v Korea Republic LIVE

As they stand (points, goal difference)

Argentina – 6pts, +4

Korea Republic – 3 pts, -1

Greece – 3 pts, -1

Nigeria – 0 pts, -2



A point will guarantee the South Americans top-spot in Group B, setting up a last 16 meeting with the runner-up from group A. An unlikely defeat for Diego Maradona's side would still see them go through as group winners unless Korea Republic or Greece win and overturn their inferior goal difference in the process. For example, Greece beat Argentina 4-0. If two teams are level on goal difference then the team that has scored the most goals go through. So far Argentina have scored five, Korea Republic three, Greece two and Nigeria one.


Will qualify for the last 16 if they better Greece's result and avoid defeat against Nigeria. They can still top the group if they beat Nigeria by enough for a six goal swing with Argentina. For example, they beat Nigeria 4-0 and Argentina lose to Greece 2-0.


Will qualify for the last 16 if they pick up at least a point and better Korea Republic's result against Nigeria. They can still top the group if they beat Argentina by three or more goals.


Must win to have any chance of finishing runner-up in the group. If Argentina beat Greece then three points will be enough to ensure second place and a last 16 game with the winners of Group A.

Source: DSG