What a rollercoaster ride of a day.
The teams that are supposed to win did not win. And the teams that are viewed as being lucky to make this far are kicking ass and taking names.
Lets start with the 1st match of the day:
Australia vs. Netherlands
The game started with both teams feeling each other out. They are battling over the ball and trying to put a point on the score board early.
I can remember this one play. The Netherlands have the ball and Robin van Persie is in the Ausie’s box. A Dutch player kicks the ball into the box and Robin van Persie tries to head the ball into the Ausie’s goal. But on the replay you can see the ball literally rolls off this man’s forehead and goes wide of the goal. Robin van Persie is on fire this World Cup.
In the 19th minute Iron Robben took the ball from an Ausie player. Takes the ball up the field and scores the 1st goal of the match. Literally seconds later the Ausies have the ball and a pass to Cahill results in the 2 goal of the match.
The 2nd half got more interest and blood thirsty. A foul by a Dutch player in the box resulted in the Ausie’s getting a penalty shot which ended with the 3rd goal of the match in the 54th minute. But the Dutch have a do or die attitude and is on the counter attack. In the 57th minute Robin van Persie scores the 4th goal of the match. And in the 67th minute Memphis score the game winning goal.
What a match!!
The game ended Australia 2 – Netherlands – 3
The Ausies have been eliminated even though they have another match against Spain.
The match of the day or more like the disappointment of the day:
Spain vs. Chili
I really don’t know what to say. Spain is my team and they didn’t show up to play in this World Cup.
Chili came out to play and win the match. Chili was on the attack from the start. They never let Spain get into a rhythm. Spain’s day went south in the 19th minute with Chili had a free kick into the box. Iker Casilias blocked the initial shot on goal, but Chili regroup quickly, shot on goal again and scored. I don’t know why Iker just didn’t catch the ball instead of punching it right to a Chilean player. For the rest of the half Chili did possess the ball most of the time. But Spain was trying to fight back and score. Had some chances but just couldn’t capitalize on the opportunities.
In the 2nd half Spain had the biggest opportunity to score a goal in the 53rd minute. A ball was kicked into Chili’s box and Busquets was right in front of the goal and miss the easiest opportunity of the match. Aww come on Spain, you’re killin me. I never was so disappointed in Spain. I know you all play way better than you did today.
It hurts to type this, Spain has been eliminated.
The match ended Spain 0 – Chili 2
The last match of the day or more like the butt whooping of the day:
Croatia vs. Cameroon
Croatia is on the attack early in the 1st half. In the 11th minute Ivica Olic scores the 1st goal of the match. Cameroon is attacking more but they just aren’t able to capitalize and score any goals. In the 40th minute Alex Song made a unnecessary challenged which resulted in a red card. Something must have happened between the players prior to the foul.
In the 2nd half Croatia scored in the 47th, 61, and lastly the 72nd minute.
By time the 2nd half was drawing to a close Cameroon players were exploding on each other. One actually head butted his teammate. I don’t know why that player wasn’t red carded. But Cameroon was already down to 10 men.
Cameroon is now eliminated.
The match ended Croatia 4 – Cameroon 0
What a day. I look forward to the England and Uruguay match. Stay tune.
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