All eyes on Tianjin
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A second consecutive 3-0 win for Italy has left them sitting pretty at the top of the Group D standings and only needing a draw with Cameroon to keep their place at the section's summit. Korea Republic can still qualify, but need to beat Honduras and hope that Italy do them a favour by defeating the Indomitable Lions to redress their current -3 goal difference.

The games
Korea Republic-Honduras, 13 August, 17:00 (local time), Shanghai
Cameroon-Italy, 13 August, 17:00 (local time), Tianjin

The context
Korea Republic-Honduras
The Hondurans go into this match with their confidence at a low ebb and without first-choice goalkeeper Kevin Hernandez and captain Henry Thomas who miss the game through suspension. Korea Republic coach Park Sung-Wha knows that his team must score goals if they are to make it through to the next stage, so with Honduras looking to restore pride - expect an exciting game.

Given Italy's cohesion and creativity at this tournament so far, it is easy to see why journalists drew comparisons with the Dutch team at UEFA EURO 2008. However, Pierluigi Casiraghi will be eager to make sure that the same fate does not befall his young side. Cameroon need a win to top the group and avoid a clash with Brazil in the quarter-finals.

The player to watch: Christian Bekamenga (CMR)
After missing out the 1-1 draw with Korea Republic through injury, Cameroon coach Martin Ndtoungou handed the Nantes forward a recall against Honduras. The 22-year-old striker found himself on the end of several good chances, but missed them all. Against Italy, he must find his shooting boots. The Indomitable Lions will create opportunities, but can he finish them?

The numbers game
30 -
The number of goal attempts that Cameroon had against Honduras, but still only scored one goal.

The quotes
"We will prepare well for the next match and hopefully we will qualify for the next stage. We will certainly try hard for it," Korea Republic coach Park Sung-Wha.

"We have represented the country with a lot of dignity. This nation is important to us, so we want to finish this tournament with a victory," Honduras coach Gilberto Yearwood.

The question
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