We're starting off a decent weekend of games tonight when Poland plays Ukraine at 7:30 p.m. An interesting time slot for sure, considering the best games are usually later, but I guess this gives us all the chance to start getting tipsy a little earlier than planned. This game will give us a true sense of both teams. Was Poland lucky to beat Germany? Is Ukraine good or is Scotland just that bad? How will the group look after each plays only their second contest?
On Saturday we get Sudan vs. Colombia at 6 p.m., and Germany vs Jamaica at 7 p.m. The first game will be fun because we'll get to see Sudan for the third time in a week. The second will be interesting because it's essentially a must-win for both teams. Lose, and its highly unlikely you're coming out of Group D. You've got to love it when two legit playoff hopefuls could be eliminated after only two games. Maybe stick around for Botswana vs Nigeria at 10 p.m.
Sunday night is the best of all. From 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. its all entertaining soccer. It goes Sudan vs Austria, Canada vs Poland, Norway vs Sierra Leone, Germany vs Ukraine, France vs Greece and Afghanistan vs Botswana.
Group D could be crystal clear by the end of Sunday. Or it could be completely up in the air. Imagine if Ukraine beats Poland, Germany beats Jamaica and Ukraine, and Poland beats Canada. Wow. We'd have Germany, Canada, Ukraine and Poland all at 2-1. I love it.