The last round of matches in the Rugby World Cup group stage has started today. What happens this week will decide the quarterfinals. One of the biggest questions: Can Australia and South Africa avoid meeting so early in the knockout stage?
The World Cup draw produced no obvious "group of death," but Germany certainly have it tougher than most other top seeds. No game is ever easy for the title holders, but Group F will at least keep them on their toes.
The Champions League returns on Tuesday, with Bayern Munich the only Bundesliga team left standing. But there's plenty of German interest, with four of the country's top central midfielders clashing in the next two days.
France's rainly weather has forced Germany into a change in plans. The team had to hold their final training prior to their knockout stage game against Slovakia at their home base in Evian.
Eight games in three days sent some big teams packing and left a mixture of the familiar and the first-timers in the quarterfinals. We know who is in and who’s out but what else did the first knockout stage teach us?
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