AUSTRALIA VS. SPAIN
Where: Curitiba. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
The buzz: Neither team can advance, but that doesn't make this game meaningless — especially for Spain. No defending champion has failed to secure at least one point before exiting, but through two games that's exactly what Spain has — no points and just one goal. Winless Australia would also like to salvage some pride, but it will be without
NETHERLANDS VS. CHILE
Where: Sao Paulo. Time: 9 a.m. PDT.
The buzz: Both teams have already qualified for the second round, but the winner here wins the group, probably avoiding a knockout-round game with Brazil. A draw, meanwhile, favors the Netherlands, who have a one-score advantage in goal differential, the first tiebreaker should the teams finish deadlocked atop the table. The Dutch will be without captain and co-leading scorer Robin van Persie, who has two yellow cards, and central defender Bruno Martins Indi, who sustained a concussion in last week's win over Australia. Chile could rest midfielders Arturo Vidal, who is coming off knee surgery, and Charles Aranguiz, who has a minor knee sprain, since both also have a yellow card.
CAMEROON VS. BRAZIL
Where: Brasilia. Time: 1 p.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN2, UniMas/Galavision.
The buzz: Brazil is unbeaten but it really hasn't dominated in this tournament, escaping with a win over a determined Croatia in its opener, then being frustrated by Mexican keeper Guillermo Ochoa in a scoreless draw. The host country needs at least a draw here to advance but just as important the team needs to find its game before heading to the knockout stage. Cameroon, winless and goal-less in the World Cup, will be without red-carded midfielder Alex Song and could be missing star striker Samuel Eto'o, who has a bad right knee. Undetermined is the fate of at least two other players who face punishment for scuffle late in last week's loss to Croatia.
CROATIA VS. MEXICO
Where: Recife. Time: 1 p.m. PDT.
TV: ESPN, Univision.