June 14, 2014 FIFA World Cup Day 3

FIFA World Cup 2014 Day Wise Schedule
Day 1 - June 12 Day 2 - June 13 Round of 16
Day 3 - June 14 Day 4 - June 15 Quarter Finals
Day 5 - June 16 Day 6 - June 17 Semi Finals
Day 7 - June 18 Day 8 - June 19 Third Place
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Day 11 - June 22 Day 12 - June 23  
Day 13 - June 24 Day 14 - June 25  
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FIFA World Cup Saturday, June 14, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Day 3

Columbia vs. Greece (3-0)

Inspite of the predictions, Columbia took to the heels and actually made the Greek team look incapacitated. It seemed to be a light work from the Columbian team with some effective scores from Rodriguez, Gutierrez and Armero. Now that they have been able to win a clean sheet, the Columbians are ranked on top of Group C charts. This initial boost of a win should certainly help them in later stages.

The match started with an audacious kick from Vasilis Torosidis. A similar attempt was made by Giannis Maniatis but both were easily saved before the line. Into the fifth minute, and Colombia’s Juan Quintero worked his trickery on the right hand side and worked it as a pass to Armero who deflects the ball for the quickest goal of tournament. Greece tried hard to get the reigns back but was struggling hard to get into a scoring position. In the 30th minute, Gutierrez was called off for treatment form a hit he suffered from Manolas. It was in the 44th minute that the Greeks seemed to gain some pace as Pangiotis Kone finds a shooting position. However, their hopes were sealed in the 57th minute when the lively Teofilo Gutierrez scored in a close range shot and zipped past the box. Greece turned down a chance in the 63rd minute when they could get as close to the bar but were unfortunate. The icing on the cake for Columbia came in the 90+2 minute as Juan Cuadrado passed a flick to Rodriguez and the score finally rest at 3-0.

Goals for Columbia: Pablo Armero (5’), James Rodriguez (90+2’), Teofilo Gutierrez (58’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
C Greece 0-3. Colombia Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 57,174
Referee: Mark Geiger (United States)
ABC 12:00 PM
Armero Goal 5'
Gutiérrez Goal 58'
Rodríguez Goal 90+3'

Man of the Match:

  • James Rodr íguez (Colombia)

Assistant Referees:

  • Mark Sean Hurd (United States)
  • Joe Fletcher (Canada)

Fourth Official:

  • Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Fifth Official:

  • Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

Line-ups

Colombia Greece
1 OSPINA (GK) 1 KARNEZIS (GK)
2 C. ZAPATA 2 MANIATIS
3 YEPES (C) 4 MANOLAS
6 C. SANCHEZ (Yellow Card - 26') 7 SAMARAS
7 P. ARMERO (Goal - 5') (Out - 74') 8 KONE (Out - 78')
8 AGUILAR T. (Out - 69') 14 SALPINGIDIS (Yellow Card - 55') (Out - 57')
9 TEO (Goal - 58') (Out - 76') 15 TOROSIDIS
10 JAMES (Goal - 90'+3) 17 GEKAS (Out - 64')
11 CUADRADO 19 SOKRATIS (Yellow Card - 52')
14 IBARBO 20 CHOLEVAS
18 C. ZUÑIGA 21 KATSOURANIS (C)

Columbia vs. Greece Highlights

Uruguay vs. Costa Rica (1-3)

Deemed as underdogs, Costa Rica stunned Uruguay at the opening match of Group D. Costa Rica’s entry into the tournament had itself been a surprise but with some luck it made it to the group stages. However, that didn’t deter any spirits and they opened with 3 goals in the second half and denting the hopes of South Americans. Initially, Uruguay left striker Luis Suarez in the bench but was recalled when a penalty was awarded in the 24th minute. It was an effortless score but Costs Rica came back into the match in the 54th minute when Joel Campbell beat Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera. After this, Oscar Duarte dodged the outstretched foot of Cristian Stuani to get Costa Rica a lead and with six minutes left to the match, Marcos Urena sealed the game with a third score.

This was the first victory for Costs Rica in the World Cup ever since 2002 against China. On the other hand, Uruguay had been the highest ranked team but entered the match with a man short. Pereira will in fact be suspended in the game against England.

Goals for Uruguay: Edinson Cavani (P) (24’)

Goals for Costa Rica: Joel Campbell (54’), Oscar Duarte (57’), Marco Urena (84’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
D Costa Rica 3-1. Uruguay Estádio Castelão, Fortaleza
Attendance: 58,679
Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
ABC 3:00 PM
Campbell Goal 54'
Duarte Goal 57'
Ureña Goal 84'
Cavani Goal 24' (pen.)

Man of the Match:

  • Joel Campbell (Costa Rica)

Assistant Referees:

  • Mark Borsch (Germany)
  • Stefan Lupp (Germany)

Fourth Official:

  • V íctor Hugo Carrillo (Peru)

Fifth Official:

  • Rodney Aquino (Paraguay)

Line-ups

Uruguay Costa Rica
1 F. MUSLERA (GK) 1 NAVAS K. (GK)
2 D. LUGANO (C) (Yellow Card - 50') 3 GONZALEZ G.
3 D. GODIN 4 UMAÑA M.
5 W. GARGANO (Yellow Card - 56') (Out - 60') 5 BORGES C.
7 C. RODRIGUEZ (Out - 76') 6 DUARTE O. (Goal - 57')
10 D. FORLAN (Out - 60') 7 BOLAÑOS C. (Out - 89')
11 C. STUANI 9 CAMPBELL J. (Goal - 54')
16 M. PEREIRA (Red Card - 90'+4) 10 >RUIZ B. (C) (Out - 83')
17 E. AREVALO RIOS 15 DIAZ J.
21 E. CAVANI (Penalty - 24') 16< GAMBOA C.
22 >M. CACERES (Yellow Card - 81') 17 TEJEDA Y. (Out - 74')

Uruguay vs. Costa Rica Highlights

England vs. Italy (1-2)

Italy had been too overpowering for England in the hot Manaus Stadium. The newly formed side for England had been quite affected by the heat. While it was predicted that the game would be more on the defensive side, both the teams went on attacking, but it was Italy who scored the first goal. England’s Daniel Sturridge labeled the score card almost immediately but after that it was all about building boundaries. Both Candreva and Mario Balotelli got close to scoring but the Italian defense was really steely. The game was lively with initial goals for both sides and at one time, English fans were reveling when they thought that the 30 yard kick of Raheem Sterling had found the net when it fact it went over the crossbar. Despite the humidity, both sides were looking to make a point and in the 50th minute, Balotelli headed a wonderful cross coming from Candreva and made England fall behind again – and that was the final scores too.

Goals for England: Daniel Sturridge (37’)

Goals for Italy: Claudio Marchisio (35’), Mario Balotelli (50’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
D Italy 2-1 England Arena da Amazônia, Manaus
Attendance: 39,800
Referee: Björn Kuipers (Netherlands)
ESPN 6:00 PM
Marchisio Goal 35'
Balotelli Goal 50'
Sturridge Goal 37'

Man of the Match:

  • Mario Balotelli (Italy)

Assistant Referees:

  • Sander van Roekel (Netherlands)
  • Erwin Zeinstra (Netherlands)

Fourth Official:

  • Walter López (Guatemala)

Fifth Official:

  • Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)

Line-ups

England Italy
1 HART (GK) 12 SIRIGU (GK)
2 JOHNSON 3 CHIELLINI
3 BAINES 4 DARMIAN
4 GERRARD (C) 6 CANDREVA (Out - 79')
5 CAHILL 8 MARCHISIO (Goal - 35')
6 JAGIELKA 9 BALOTELLI (Goal - 50') (Out - 73')
9 STURRIDGE (Goal - 37') (Out - 80') 15 BARZAGLI
10 ROONEY 16 DE ROSSI
11 WELBECK (Out - 61') 20 PALETTA
14 HENDERSON (Out - 73') 21 PIRLO (C)
19 STERLING (Yellow Card - 90'+2) 23 VERRATTI (Out - 57'

England vs. Italy Highlights

Ivory Coast vs. Japan (2-1)

After Columbia’s win over Greece, this was the second match in the day in Group C. both sides came into the match with high spirits are an exciting encounter was already predicted. Japan has the support of Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa, the best known players for the team but all eyes were on Van Persie, Oscar and Neymar. The game started with spearheading attack by Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure. Into the 16th minute and we had the first goal of the match coming from Keisuke Honda from Japan. The score was out of nowhere and stunned everyone following the match. The AC Milan player takes a touch and guides the ball with his left foot into the net. Till half time, both the teams were still dueling hard to get past the defense. However, two back to back goals for Ivory Coast in the 64th and 65th minute brought in the turnaround for Ivory Coast. The first was a mesmerizing equalizer from Bony and a similar cross was successfully placed by Gervinho a minute later. Japan tries to get back but with no luck.

Goals for Ivory Coast: Wilfried Bony (64’), Gervinho (65’)

Goals for Japan: Keisuke Honda (16’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
C Japan 1-2 Ivory Coast Arena Pernambuco, Recife
Attendance: 40,267
Referee: Enrique Osses (Chile)
ESPN 9:00 PM
Honda Goal 16' Bony Goal 64'
Gervinho Goal 66'

Man of the Match:

  • Yaya Tour é (Ivory Coast)

Assistant Referees:

  • Carlos Astroza (Chile)
  • Sergio Román (Chile)

Fourth Official:

  • Néant Alioum (Cameroon)

Fifth Official:

  • Djibril Camara (Senegal)

Line-ups

Côte d'Ivoire Japan
1 BARRY COPA (GK) 1 KAWASHIMA (GK)
3 BOKA (Out - 75') 2 UCHIDA
5 ZOKORA (Yellow Card - 58') 4 HONDA (Goal - 16')
8 KALOU 5 NAGATOMO
9 TIOTE 6 MORISHIGE (Yellow Card - 64')
10 GERVINHO (Goal - 66' 9 OKAZAKI
12 B. WILFRIED (Goal - 64') (Out - 78') 10 KAGAWA (Out - 86')
17 S. AURIER 16 YAMAGUCHI
19 TOURE YAYA 17 HASEBE (C) (Out - 54')
20 SEREY DIE (Out - 62') 18 OSAKO (Out - 67')
22 BAMBA (Yellow Card - 54') 22 YOSHIDA (Yellow Card - 23')

Ivory Coast vs. Japan Highlights