Clinched Group of 16 Spot: Ecuador, Germany, England, Argentina, Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil & Spain Can Still Advance: Sweden, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico, Angola, Italy, Czech Republic, Ghana, United States, Australia, Croatia, Japan, Switzerland, France, South Korea, Ukraine, Tunisia & Saudi Arabia Out of the Running: Poland, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Ivory Coast, Serbia & Montenegro, Iran & Togo
Times are Eastern.
JUNE 20 9:30am: Ecuador  vs. Germany  (Sportsnet, ESPN) 9:30am: Costa Rica  vs. Poland  (TSN, ESPN2) 2pm: Sweden  vs. England  (TSN, ESPN) 2pm: Trinidad & Tobago  vs. Paraguay  (Sportsnet, ESPN2)
JUNE 21 9:30am: Portugal  vs. Mexico  (TSN, ESPN) 9:30am: Iran  vs. Angola  (Sportsnet, ESPN2) 2pm: Ivory Coast  vs. Serbia & Montenegro  (TSN, ESPN2) 2pm: Netherlands  vs. Argentina  (Sportsnet, ESPN)
JUNE 22 9:30am: Czech Republic  vs. Italy  (TSN, ESPN2) 9:30am: Ghana  vs. United States  (Sportsnet, ESPN) 2pm: Japan  vs. Brazil  (Sportsnet, ESPN) 2pm: Croatia  vs. Australia  (TSN, ESPN2)
JUNE 23 9:30am: Saudi Arabia  vs. Spain  (TSN, ESPN) 9:30am: Ukraine  vs. Tunisia  (Sportsnet, ESPN2) 2pm: Togo  vs. France  (Sportsnet, ESPN) 2pm: Switzerland  vs. South Korea  (TSN, ESPN2)
Akiyama needs to drop down to 170. He's just too small for the middleweight division. I don't think the UFC will cut him since he's a big name in Japan, but I can see Dana 'gently encouraging' Akiyama to go to the lower weight class.