The first round of games in Group A has come to a conclusion with Mexico’s win over Cameroon. That means we have a clear picture of a table in the World Cup with every team having played one game.
Brazil is in first place with three points, and Mexico is in second place with three points as well, since both teams won their respective games. Brazil moves into first place though with a greater goal differential, having beat Croatia by a two-goal margin.
Likewise at the bottom of the table, Croatia is at the bottom in fourth place having lost by two goals and since Cameroon lost by just one goal they’re in third place. You can see the table for Group A below
Here are the results from the group and the remainder of the group’s schedule:
Thursday, June 12
Friday, June 13
Tuesday, June 17
3 p.m.: Brazil vs. Mexico at Estádio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)
Wednesday, June 18
6 p.m.: Cameroon vs. Croatia at Arena Amazonia, Manaus (ESPN)
Monday, June 23
4 p.m.: Croatia vs. Mexico at Arena Pernambuco, Recife (ESPN)
4 p.m.: Cameroon vs. Brazil at Estadio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasilia (ESPN2)
Two teams in the group will advance to the knock out round, or “round of 16,” and they’ll play in one of the following two games depending on whether they finished first in their group (1A) or second (2A).
Saturday, June 28
Noon: 1A vs. 2B at Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte (ABC)
Sunday, June 29
Noon: 1B vs. 2A at Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza (ESPN)