France and Switzerland will face each other for the 37th time in their respective histories. Despite France holding a slight advantage, look for the Swiss to offer "Les Bleus" a tough test as both teams will be trying to gain a stronghold on Group E.
France and Switzerland come face to face in Group E, facing each other for the 39th time in their respective histories. France come into the game off the heals of a 3-0 win over Honduras while Switzerland will hope to ride their momentum after beating Ecuador with the final kick of the game.
Italy and Costa Rica face each other on Friday in a first place match up between the two teams leading Group D. The winner goes on to the second round, while the loser will have to win their final match of Group play to survive.
World Cup nations Mexico, Brazil, Croatia and Russia are currently under investigation by FIFA. The organization has started disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after alleged homophobic chants by their fans during their World Cup match against Cameroon.
Despite a late goal from Gervinho, goals from Colombia's two young stars James Rodríguez and Juan Quintero, see Colombia through to the next round. After a somewhat lackluster and boring first half, both teams came out firing combining for three goals in the second 45 minutes.
It will be interesting to see how the pace of Colombia matches up against the physical strength of the Ivory Coast. It will be a tight game played primarily in the midfield, that will see Colombia come out on top 2-1.
Carlos Bacca has been ruled out for up to 10 days after suffering a leg injury during practice. Despite what was once a very deep attacking roster, injuries have begun to weaken the attacking prowess of "Los Cafeteros."