One final 2014 World Cup group preview to get to today, as we look at Group C.

Group C

Colombia (5th in FIFA Rankings) | 2nd in CONMEBOL qualifying | 3-8-2 all-time

Greece (10th) | 2nd in UEFA Group G, defeated Romania 4-2 in playoff | 1-5-0 all-time

Ivory Coast (21st) | Defeated Senegal 4-2 in CAF playoff | 2-3-1 all-time

Japan (47th) | Winners of AFC Group B | 4-7-3 all-time

Predictions

Colombia vs Greece – Could be a low scoring game just given these two sides. Colombia 1, Greece 1

Ivory Coast vs Japan – Neither side really excites me going into this tournament but this could still be an entertaining game. Ivory Coast 2, Japan 2

Colombia vs Ivory Coast – Here is where things will open up in this group, Colombia will show their skill more so than the African side. Colombia 2, Ivory Coast 1

Japan vs Greece – I want to like both sides in this group, I really do but for some reason I see Greece struggling in this one while Japan gets a lucky break from Keisuke Honda. Japan 1, Greece 0

Japan vs Colombia – Possibly the top game of the group for me, the Colombians will be getting their momentum here as they know they can win this group. James Rodriguez will have a big game. Colombia 2, Japan 0

Greece vs Ivory Coast – Japan losing opens a door for the Ivory Coast, which I think is all they need in this one. Ivory Coast 1, Greece 0

Final Standings

Colombia – 7 points

Ivory Coast – 4 points 0GD

Japan – 4 points -1GD

Greece – 1 point