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World Cup Day 5 Match Thread

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Back to teams I care about. 3 matches again today:

New Zealand 1-1 Slovakia: I've been impressed by both squads in recent matches. Slovakia is making its first appearance at the World Cup since independence in 1993 and boasts a strong attack led by Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik. New Zealand were overmatched at the Confederations Cup, but striker Shane Smeltz can score in bunches.

Cote d'Ivoire 0-0 Portugal: Match of the day and maybe of the group stage. A decisive result in the Group of Death probably books a spot in the last 16. All eyes will be on Drogba's arm and Ronaldo's pouting, I mean talent. I've got no clue how this match will play out.

Brazil 2-1 North Korea: On paper, one of the biggest mismatches in World Cup history. Can the North Koreans stay disciplined and keep it competitive? I don't think so. Let's hope Nilmar can get off the mark quickly.