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World Cup live blog: June 19

Games kick off at noon with Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, followed by England vs. Uruguay at 3 p.m. and Japan vs. Greece at 6 p.m.

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U.S. soccer's Jozy Altidore out for next World Cup game vs. Portugal

Jozy Altidore will not play in the United States’ next World Cup match against Portugal on Sunday, The Post’s Steven Goff is reporting. He strained his hamstring early in the Americans’ opening win against Ghana.

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 10:12 am
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Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 10:17 am
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It's party time in Santiago after Chile defeats Spain

So yeah, they’re excited in Chile after Wednesday’s win over Spain.

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 10:17 am
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'The End' for defending champion Spain

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 10:27 am
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Thursday's World Cup advancement/elimination scenarios

We’ve gotten to the second leg of the World Cup’s group stage, when teams can start to make their plans for the knockout round or start making plans for World Cup 2018. First off, Thursday’s schedule (all times EDT):

Group C: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, noon (ESPN)

Group D: Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m. (ESPN)

Group C: Japan vs. Greece, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Now, a look at each team’s chances of advancement/elimination on Thursday.

Colombia (3 points)

– Colombia will qualify for the knockout stage with a win and a Japan-Greece draw.

Ivory Coast (3 points)

– Ivory Coast will qualify for the knockout stage with a win and a Japan-Greece draw.

Japan (0 points)

– Japan will be eliminated from knockout-stage consideration with a loss and a Colombia-Ivory Coast draw.

Greece (0 points)

– Greece will be eliminated from knockout-stage consideration with a loss and a Colombia-Ivory Coast draw.

Uruguay/England (both with 0 points)

– The loser of this game, if there is one, will be eliminated should Italy and Costa Rica draw on Friday.

 

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 10:52 am
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Former NBA star Richard Hamilton bringing masks to Brazil for Clint Dempsey

Former NBA star Richard Hamilton knows something about playing while wearing a mask. And, according to his Instagram, he’s bringing his masks to Brazil for U.S. soccer’s Clint Dempsey, who may be forced to wear a mask on Sunday against Portugal after breaking his nose in the opener against Ghana.

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 10:58 am
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You can buy a souvenir can of air in Brazil for only $4.50

Not pictured at this souvenir stand: Cans of air. (Getty Images)

Not pictured at this souvenir stand: Cans of air. (Getty Images)

World Cup fans in Brazil can purchase a can of genuine Brazilian air for the low, low price of $4.50.

No, really. Here’s Yahoo with the story:

Air: We breathe it. We love it. It’s available, well, everywhere. But now you can buy it as a World Cup souvenir.

No, seriously. Brazilian air is available for purchase. And it comes in great-looking sardine can.

A seemingly simple idea has made Alessandro Catenaci more than $67,000 ($150,000 reais in Brazilian currency): He’s selling sardine cans filled with air from some of the host cities of the World Cup.

“The idea is not to sell the ‘air’ of each city. The tin should not be opened. We sell the concept of the person to take home the air of our country,” said Catenaci, 37, a travel agent from Curitiba and the man behind the idea.

Catenaci said he came up with the idea a year ago when he entered the canned air souvenir idea in a local contest – a contest he won. Alessandro coated the sardine cans with painted illustrations of Curitiba and some of the city’s sites. He then invested in the business, ordering 2,000 cans to sell to retailers. The cans were quickly purchased by local Curitiba retailers and were an instant hit.

Today, you can purchase the famed air-filled sardine cans in one of 55 shops around Brazil.

“Spaceballs” predicted the future. Who knew.

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 11:18 am
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Jozy Altidore out for Portugal game: Read Steven Goff's report

(Dolores Ochoa/Associated Press)

(Dolores Ochoa/Associated Press)

Click the link to read the report from The Post’s Steve Goff on the expected announcement regarding Jozy Altidore’s hamstring, plus injury updates on Matt Besler and Clint Dempsey.  The U.S. Soccer Federation is holding out hope that Altidore will be able to return to action at some point during the World Cup.

David Larimer
June 19, 11:38 am
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Starting lineups for Colombia-Ivory Coast

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 11:45 am
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Where to watch Colombia-Ivory Coast in the D.C. area

(Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

(Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

The Going Out Gurus’ Fritz Hahn is back with his latest edition of World Cup Lunch. Ever wanted to watch the World Cup at an embassy? Now’s your chance.

Matt Bonesteel
June 19, 11:51 am
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