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World Cup 2014: European upsets, grudge matches, and what's coming up

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The US Men's National Team enters the pitch for training at Estadio das Dunas on June 15, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

It's now day five of the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

This weekend was rife with upsets as the Netherlands dismantled Spain and Switzerland pulled out a last second win over Ecuador. France won against Honduras on Sunday, and earlier in the weekend, England lost to Italy.

Today, Iran faces off against Nigeria. Unlike other games, this match will lack the star power that other nations have brought to the field.

In the final match of the day, the United States will be facing Ghana. It looks to be the "Group of Death" grudge match for the Americans as Ghana has beat the United States in the last two World Cups.

The American team's coach Jurgen Klinsmann made a controversial change for this year's World Cup. For the first time since 2002, the American team will play without Landon Donovan, the highest scoring American player in World Cup history. In the past, Klinsmann said that his squad would not win the Cup, but it's up for debate as to what a successful run for the United States team would look like.

Mexico will face Brazil tomorrow after their victory over Cameroon last Friday.

Steve Crossman of the BBC joins Take Two from Brazil for more on the latest World Cup news. 

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