|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|
Two of the best teams in Group C, both Colombia and Ivory Coast were looking to move up the tournament tally. A win did ensure advancement to the next round of the game and after a tuff battle the scores stood in favor of the Colombians. The match kicked off at the Estadio Nacional de Brasilia Stadium. Previously, the Colombians had have a huge 3-0 win over the Greeks and Ivory Coast too were looking to capitalize on their 2-1 win against the Japanese.
Going into the match, Drogba was looking good for Ivory Coast and though he hadn’t score a goal in the opening match, his presence has certainly worked as a catalyst. A lot of passion was seen on the field today but nothing was really scored until half time. Columbia had missed 3 great chances but Ivory Coast was quick to rise up to the occasion and save any trouble. Both the teams show good defense but fans were shocked as Gutierrez misses a very easy chance just in front of the net. After the half time however, we see a little fire coming out of Yaya but it was James Rodriguez who managed a brilliant header into the nets for Colombia. Six minutes later another blinding goal came from Juan Quintero. This incidentally is also his first international goal. With Ivory Coast looking to fire back, it was Gervinho who managed to kick into the net in the 73rd minute. However, nothing good ever came after that and at full time, it was the Colombians who were smiling away.
Goals for Colombia: James Rodriguez (64’), Juan Quintero (70’)
Goals for Ivory Coast: Gervinho (73’)
|C||Ivory Coast||1-2||Colombia||Mane Garrincha, Brasilia||ESPN||12:00 PM|
|Gervinho Goal 73'||Rodríguez Goal 64'
Quintero Goal 70'
Man of the Match:
|1 OSPINA (GK)||1 BARRY COPA (GK)|
|2 C. ZAPATA||3 BOKA|
|3 YEPES (C)||5 ZOKORA (Yellow Card - 55')|
|6 C. SANCHEZ||9 TIOTE (Yellow Card - 90')|
|7 P. ARMERO (Out - 72')||10 GERVINHO (Goal - 73')|
|8 AGUILAR T. (Out - 79')||12 B. WILFRIED (Out - 60')|
|9 TEO||15 GRADEL (Out - 67')|
|10 JAMES (Goal - 64')||17 S. AURIER|
|11 CUADRADO||19 TOURE YAYA (C)|
|14 >IBARBO (Out - 53')||20 SEREY DIE (Out - 73')|
|18 C. ZUÑIGA||22 BAMBA|
Luis Suarez, the Uruguay striker has been upto terrorizing the English club’s defenses this past season, but yesterday, he struck twice in the Sao Paolo to mark a defeat for the international team of England. With the win, Uruguay now earns 3 points in Group D alongside Italy and Costa Rica. For the English, the World Cup run can be said to have come to an end but it will be playing another match against Costa Rica.
At the start of the match, everyone was apprehensive about the fitness of Suarez and weather he would be the man plastering the cracks that the team had been taking of late. Right in the 5th minute, we see Suarez darting across the box and winning a corner but the balls rolls out of the post. The first quarter of the game was quite a sloppy affair but there were some half chances. In the 27th minute we see some nerves from Uruguay as they must have realized that it wasn’t a good idea to lump the ball in the English court. Cahill and Jegielka were all ready for anything areal but in the midst of this, it was Rooney who hits the bar. Finally in the 39th minute, we see an incredible header from Suarez dodging past Hart and into the nets. Colombia takes the lead. The English start on pressing but for Uruguay, it was more thoughtful to take the lead into the second half. The 47th minute would have brought the second goal of the evening for Suarez but the English defense is now quite strong. The tackling continued for long and it was in the 75th minute that we see the English come up and Rooney tapping the ball to shoot a low cross into the nets. The equalizer came late but nevertheless, it was a relief for the English. However, it wasn’t long before Suarez strikes again lashing past Hart with 5 minutes remaining on board. The day really belonged to Luis Suarez and Uruguay proceeds in the tournament.
Goals for Uruguay: Luis Suarez (39’, 85’)
Goals for England: Wayne Rooney (75’)
|D||England||1-2||Uruguay||Corinthians, Sao Paulo||ESPN||3:00 PM|
|Rooney Goal 75'||Suárez Goals 39', 85'|
Man of the Match:
|1 F. MUSLERA (GK)||1 HART (GK)|
|3 D. GODIN (C) (Yellow Card - 9')||2 JOHNSON|
|6 A. PEREIRA||3 BAINES|
|7 C. RODRIGUEZ||4 GERRARD (C) (Yellow Card - 68')|
|9 L. SUAREZ (Goal - 39') (Goal - 85') (Out - 88')||5 CAHILL|
|13 J.M. GIMENEZ||6 JAGIELKA|
|14 N. LODEIRO (Out - 67')||9 STURRIDGE|
|17 E. AREVALO RIOS||10 ROONEY (Goal - 75')|
|20 A. GONZALEZ (Out - 79')||11 WELBECK (Out - 71')|
|21 E. CAVANI||14 HENDERSON (Out - 87')|
|22 M. CACERES||19 STERLING (Out - 64')|
The Greeks entered the match with 10 men but still pulled off a draw and the much needed point to move forward in the tournament. On the other hand, Japan failed to capitalize which could easily have been a match in their court. Both the teams had new strikers coming into look for that match winning goal but it turned out that the ultimate aim of the teams was surviving in the field and not conceding an advantage to the opponents. In case of a loss, Japan would have been eliminated from the tournament.
The match started with both teams looking good on their heels. In the 3rd minute, Yoshito Okubo made a promising effort from the right flank but was cut off by the Greek defense. For the whole length of the match, it were the Japanese taking control of the ball but Greece standing strong in their court and lowing nothing to come near to the net. In the 14th minute, Hasebe is booked for his poor tackle. A few minutes later, it was Katsourinis who was shown the yellow card. In the 39th minute, the Greek captain, Katsourinis gets the red card and this was a massive blow for the team. Apart from these booking and some minor injuries, the evening was pretty boring. Eventually, it was a draw comforting both sides.
|C||Greece||0-0||Japan||Dunas, Natal||ESPN||6:00 PM|
Man of the Match:
|1 KAWASHIMA (GK)||1 KARNEZIS (GK)|
|2 UCHIDA||2 MANIATIS|
|4 HONDA||4 MANOLAS|
|5 NAGATOMO||7 SAMARAS (Yellow Card - 55')|
|9 OKAZAKI||8 KONE (Out - 81')|
|13 OKUBO||9 MITROGLOU (Out - 35')|
|15 KONNO||15 TOROSIDIS (Yellow Card - 89')|
|16 YAMAGUCHI||18 FETFATZIDIS (Out - 41')|
|17 HASEBE (C) (Yellow Card - 12') (Out - 46')||19 SOKRATIS|
|18 OSAKO (Out - 57')||20 CHOLEVAS|
|22 YOSHIDA||21 KATSOURANIS (C) (Yellow Card - 27') (Red Card - 38')|