Wednesday 19 September, 2018

World Cup schedule for Thursday, June 28

Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili, right, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match against Costa Rica, at the 2018 football World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Natasha Pisarenko).

Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili, right, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group E match against Costa Rica, at the 2018 football World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Natasha Pisarenko).

The curse of the champions reared its head again on Day 14 at the World Cup on Wednesday when title-holder Germany crashed out of the tournament.

Germany's 2-0 loss to South Korea in Kazan and Sweden's 3-0 win over Mexico in Yekaterinburg in the early set of games meant the 2014 champions leave with one win and two losses. Mexico backed their way into the round of 16 alongside group winner Sweden.

Five-time champion Brazil and Neymar avoided a similar fate, finessing their way to a 2-0 win over Serbia in Moscow to win Group F. Switzerland and Costa Rica dueled to a 2-2 tie in Nizhny Novgorod that ensured the Swiss would advance and the Ticos wouldn't go home as the only team not to score.

THURSDAY'S MATCHES

GROUP H
Senegal vs  Colombia (10:00 am Jamaica time)
Japan vs Poland (10:00 am Jamaica time)

GROUP G
England vs Belgium (1:00 pm Jamaica time)
Panama vs Tunisia (1:00 pm Jamaica time)

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