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Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 starts World Cup schedule Tuesday

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(Read caption) The outside of the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa, Monday. Mexico vs. Uruguay on Tuesday at 4 pm (10 am EDT).

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Mexico vs. Uruguay 2010 is the most anticipated match of the World Cup schedule Tuesday.

Tuesday (June 22):

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No. 17-ranked Mexico is currently tied with No. 16-ranked Uruguay for overall points among Group A's four teams. Both Mexico and Uruguay have had a tie and a win. If they tie today, both will automatically proceed to the next round of the World Cup. If not, the winner will automatically move on to the next round, while the loser will face a goal-differential with the winner of France vs. South Africa.

No. 9-ranked France can't expect an automatic win against No. 89-ranked South Africa, or "Bafana Bafana" (the boys) as the team is affectionately known. Bafana Bafana tied Mexico in their World Cup opening match, several days before Mexico defeated France 2-0.

No. 21-ranked Nigeria is considered to have no chance of proceeding to the next round of the World Cup, and their match today will merely be a chance for South Korea to get a win and proceed to the next round of the World Cup.

For that to happen, South Korea is also hoping for Greece to lose its match against Argentina. No. 13-ranked Greece faces an uphill battle against Coach Maradona's Argentines, who are led by the world's best soccer player, Lionel Messi, according to ESPN's rankings.

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On Monday, Portugal crushed North Korea (7-0), Chile beat Switzerland (1-0), and Spain finally got a win against Honduras (2-0).

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Download a PDF of the World Cup schedule from FIFA, and this ESPN fact sheet on its month-long coverage of the World Cup. Live television coverage on ESPN and Univision begins a half-hour before each match. ESPN3 offers live streaming.

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