June 17, 2014 FIFA World Cup Day 6

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
Day 9 - June 20 Day 10 - June 21 Final
Day 11 - June 22 Day 12 - June 23  
Day 13 - June 24 Day 14 - June 25  
Day 15 - June 26    

FIFA World Cup Tuesday, June 17, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Day 6

Belgium vs. Algeria (2-1)

Much had been expected of Belgium and the Red Devils did give a first class performance with a 2-1 win. Belgium started the match with high hopes as Romelu Lukaku finally overcame his ankle injury and wend into the match with full forces. However, they certainly did miss the services of Christian Benteke, the Aston Villa star. On the other hand, the Algerians are known to be capable of grinding for results.

Algeria stared off aggressively with Eden Hazard blazing the right flank but didn’t have enough support from the defense. The first 10 minutes go with Chadi and Dembele but inspite of their efforts, all they did was running into the strong Algerian wall of defense. It was in the 19th minute that we see the Algerians come forward to take control of the match with Riyad slicing the ball near to the net. It was in the 25th minute that a penalty was awarded to the Algerians and Feghouli dispatches the ball successfully. High on spirits, the Algerians continue the attack way past the second half, nothing good turns out of the struggle. In the 66th minute, Belgium decided for a substitution with Dembele replaced by Fellaini. The substitution turned things for Belgium and in the 70th minute we see Fellaini jump high to head a cross send from Kevin de Bruyne. The Red Devils stunned with an equalizer. 10 minutes later, the Belgian comeback is complete with Dries Mertens pulling off another square and blazed past M’Bolhi into the nets. Algeria struggles hard to make an equalizer but an extra three minutes too didn’t quite work out.

Goals for Belgium: Marouane Fellaini (70’), Dries Mertens (80’)

Goals for Algeria: Sofiane Feghouli (25’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
H Algeria 1-2 Belgium Mineirao, Belo Horizonte ESPN 12:00 PM

Man of the Match:

  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)

Assistant Referees:

  • Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
  • Marcos Quintero (Mexico)

Fourth Official:

  • Alireza Faghani (Iran)

Fifth Official:

  • Hassan Kamranifar (Iran)

Line-ups

Belgium Algeria
1 COURTOIS (GK) 23 RAIS (GK)
2 ALDERWEIRELD 2 BOUGUERRA (C)
4 KOMPANY (C) 3 GHOULAM
5 VERTONGHEN (Yellow Card - 24') 5 HALLICHE
6 WITSEL 10 FEGHOULI (Penalty - 25')
7 DE BRUYNE 12 MEDJANI (Out - 84')
9 LUKAKU (Out - 58') 14 BENTALEB (Yellow Card - 34')
10 E.HAZARD 15 SOUDANI (Out - 66')
15 VAN BUYTEN 19 TAIDER
19 DEMBELE (Out - 65') 21 MAHREZ (Out - 71')
22 CHADLI (Out - 46') 22 MOSTEFA

Algeria Vs Belgium Highlights

Brazil vs. Mexico (0-0)

A highly exciting match, Mexico shows some great footwork to hold Selacao down. However, the match ended in a 0-0 with both teams finding hard to pierce through the opponents neat. Both Brazil and Mexico had their fair chances of scoring, but it was an unspeakable deadlock that lay in between. It was a raucous atmosphere in yesterday’s Group A match. Guillermo Ochoa was a treat to watch yesterday.

Many have already started suggesting that Brazil has not been in its best after the win in the opening match in the first day of the tournament. They will have to higher their standards to go ahead. On the other hand, the underdogs, Mexico showcased a sublime performance, quite contrast to their opening match and this has now given them the leverage to enter the knockout stages. The game started with both sides looking to attack, break and keep the scoreboard ticking. Fred in fact got close to the nets at pne time and a few minutes later we saw a miraculous save from Julio Cesar. With the first half just about to end, Neymar too came close to netting a cross but again an amazing show of dive and save by Guillermo Ochoa. After the second half Brain looked to break the deadlock but the Mexicans too were raising an onslaught. There were several fine efforts made in the game but none did transform into a goal. Finally, the score board was 0-0 but this match was probably one of the best 0-0 one would have ever seen.

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
A Mexico 0-0 Brazil Castelao, Fortaleza ESPN 3:00 PM

Man of the Match:

  • Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)

Assistant Referees:

  • Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
  • Tarik Ongun (Turkey)

Fourth Official:

  • Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

Fifth Official:

  • Kim Haglund (Norway)

Line-ups

Brazil Mexico
12 JULIO CESAR (GK) 13 G OCHOA (GK)
2 DANI ALVES 2 F RODRIGUEZ
3 T SILVA (Yellow Card - 79') 4 R MARQUEZ (C)
4 DAVID LUIZ 6 H HERRERA (Out - 76')
6 MARCELO 7 M LAYUN
8 PAULINHO 10 G DOS SANTOS (Out - 84')
9 FRED (Out - 68') 15 H MORENO
10 NEYMAR JR 18 A GUARDADO
11 OSCAR (Out - 84') 19 O PERALTA (Out - 74')
16 RAMIRES (Yellow Card - 45') (Out - 46') 22 P AGUILAR (Yellow Card - 59')
17 L GUSTAVO 23 J VAZQUEZ (Yellow Card - 62')

MexicoVs Brazil Highlights

Russia vs. Korea Republic (1-1)

Russia and Korea Republic finally get to face each other after a long time but the match again ended in a 1-1 draw for the Group H. the second draw of the day, this was a more solemn affair with both sides looking defensive and goals were made only when a good window of opportunity was created. Several good chances were missed by the likes of Vasily Berezutskiy and Kim Young.

Russia and Korea Republic were the only teams left to start their campaign in this tournament. Early on, Russia seemed to take control of the field by possessing the ball for the maximum time. Korea on the other hand was on the defensive and it is now surprise they were mindful of the goals they had conceded during the warm-up matches. From Korea, it was only Son Heung-Min and Koo Ja-Cheol that looked to create some pace and in the 10 minute, Son actually gets close to a break. The first decent attempt to goal came in the 32nd minute of the match when Ignashevich ties to get the net from 35 yards across. He misses but that was the first exciting moment in the match! Another big chance was lost by the Koreans in the 38th minute when Heung-Min created a diagonal pass only to shoot over the post. It was only in the 68th minute that Lee drilled a high shot to go over Akinfeev’s head and into the goal. It should have been an easy save but Akinfeev made it look difficult. It wasn’t too long before Russia created the equalizer with Kerzhakov fires form the penalty area which is saved and when the ball bounces back to him and shoots it back to bury this time! With the scores leveled, both the teams were looking for that another match winning knock but none did come.

Goals for Korea Republic: Lee Keunho - #11 (68’)

Goals for Russia: Alexander Kerzhakov - #11 (74’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
H South Korea 1-1 Russia Pantanal, Cuiaba ESPN 6:00 PM

Man of the Match:

  • Son Heung-min (South Korea)

Assistant Referees:

  • Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
  • Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina)

Fourth Official:

  • Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Fifth Official:

  • Eric Boria (United States)

Line-ups

Russia Korea Republic
1 AKINFEEV (GK) 1 S R JUNG (GK)
4 IGNASHEVICH 3 S Y YUN
8 GLUSHAKOV (Out - 72') 5 Y G KIM
9 KOKORIN 9 H M SON (Yellow Card - 13') (Out - 84')
14 V. BEREZUTSKIY (C) 10 C Y PARK (Out - 56')
17 SHATOV (Yellow Card - 49') (Out - 59') 12 Y LEE
18 ZHIRKOV (Out - 71') 13 J C KOO (C) (Yellow Card - 90')
19 SAMEDOV 14 K Y HAN
20 FAYZULIN 16 S Y KI (Yellow Card - 30')
22 ESHCHENKO 17 C Y LEE
23 D. KOMBAROV 20 J H HONG (Out - 73')

South Korea Vs Russia Highlights