Seven nations are through to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 with a game to spare. Spain and Venezuela booked their places in the last sixteen on Monday, and were followed by Ghana and Uruguay the following day.
All four have six points from two matches so far and can no longer be dislodged from one of the top two spots in their respective groups. The quartet's results so far also mean Italy, Paraguay and Germany can start planning for the knockout stages.
This trio have each taken four points from their two matches. All three are guaranteed to finish among the four best third-placed teams at the end of the group phase, even if they now lose their final first-round fixtures.
The thrilling battle for the nine remaining places in the last sixteen continues on Wednesday with the second matchday in Groups E and F.