Xherdan Shaqiri netted the second hat trick of the tournament to send Switzerland through to the Round of 16 in the World Cup.
The Swiss were joined by Nigeria, who moved out of Group F despite a loss to Argentina and Lionel Messi, who scored two more goals for La Albiceleste.
The Super Eagles secured second place after Dzeko scored twice to eliminate Iran from the tournament.
Here’s what the Round of 16 looks like so far:
Group A: Brazil, Mexico
Group B: Netherlands, Chile
Group C: Colombia, Greece
Group D: Costa Rica, Uruguay
Group E: France, Switzerland
Group F: Argentina, Nigeria
The final few spots are up for grabs today. A look at what’s on tap…
12 p.m. – Group G – Germany vs. USA and Portugal vs. Ghana
We broke down the U.S. game in depth in a separate blog post, but plenty remains at stake in that game. The group leaders with four points apiece, Germany and the U.S. would both advance with a draw, while the U.S. could win the group and avoid Belgium with a win. Both Portugal and Ghana remain in the hunt, however, with a win and a U.S. loss giving life to both sides. Portugal would need big results to make up the goal differential, while Ghana’s two-goal differential keeps them very much in play.
Keep an eye on: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world’s top players. We’ve seen how weak Portugal have looked as a team, but with U.S. fans pulling for Portugal, they’ll have to hope Ronaldo has a big performance to lift his team over Nigeria – but not by enough that it’ll knock the Americans out of the tournament.
4 p.m. – Group H – Belgium vs. South Korea and Russia vs. Algeria
The Red Devils look to secure first place in the group, while the other three teams remain alive for a spot in group play. Algeria need a win or draw against Russia, while Russia needs a win and Korea loss. Can Algeria hold against Russia?
Keep an eye on: Russia's Aleksandr Kokorin, the teams' most dangerous goalscoring threat. He has yet to score in the tournament, but could be set to break out still.