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World Cup Day 3 (6.14.14)

It's a bit of a shame that one of the few 4-game fixtures in the tournament features such a lackluster menu of games. Groups C and D both play today. We start with the FARC Rebels of Colombia squaring off against one of Europe's most failed states, Greece--the birthplace of Socrates and democracy, and Exhibit A in the case against so-called "expansionary austerity" economic policy. The game kicks off on ABC at 12:00 ET from the Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte.

SBNation previews the game here.

The latest handicap at Ladbrokes is Colombia 17/20, Draw 9/4, Greece 4/1. Give me Colombia 2-0.

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The second game of the day features Pepe Mujica's lovable lads from Uruguay against noted tax haven and poverty tourism hotspot, Costa Rica. The teams play on ABC at 3:00 ET from the Estádio Castelão in Fortaleza.

SBNation previews the game here.

The latest handicap at Ladbrokes is Uruguay 4/9, Draw 10/3, Costa Rica 15/2. Give me Uruguay 3-0.

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The third game of the day pits Mother England against a mongrel tribe of swarthy, subcontinental touch-holes* in Italy. Seriously, you guys: Fuck Italy. The teams play on ESPN at 6:00 ET from the (reportedly shitty) Arena Amazônia in Manaus.

SBNation previews the game here.

The latest handicap at Ladbrokes is England 19/10, Draw 19/10, Italy 9/5. Give me a 0-0 draw.

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The fourth and final game of the day involves the Cote D'Ivoire (that's the Ivory Coast for the ethnocentric philistines among you) against the country that's done more to advance the pornographic arts than perhaps any other, Japan. The game kicks off on ESPN at 9:00 ET from the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.

SBNation previews the game here.

The latest handicap at Ladbrokes is Ivory Coast 17/10, Draw 21/10, and Japan 15/8. Give me Japan 2-1.

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*Thoughts on whether touch-hole is better spelled as a compound, with an unseemly double "h"? Let's pole it.

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