June 21, 2014 FIFA World Cup Day 10

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
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Day 13 - June 24 Day 14 - June 25  
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FIFA World Cup Saturday, June 21, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Day 10

Argentina vs. Iran (1-0)

Argentina was all eager to put up an aggressive show in the Estadio Mineirao Stadium, Belo Horizonte and they did it with a satisfying 1-0 score in the deciding Group F match against Iran. It was a highly grinding match and both the teams had entered the stadium with planned strategies. Argentina did most of the possessing but the Iranians were more or less successful in defending their court. It was really a good play from the Iranians as they held back the most challenging team in this year’s World Cup to a single goal. Lionel Messi however showed his magic to get that all important three points to take Argentina into the next lag of the tournament. However, the Argentinean fans would certainly be disappointed by low show.

Throughout the match it was getting harder to believe that Argentineans weren’t able to get the net. They in fact had 11 shots, 5 of which were directly on goal but Iran looked confident and with every save, they were more eager to fight back. For Iran too, the only chance of getting a score was to be persistent and seize an opportune moment. There wasn’t too much going on in the match and the fans were utterly disappointed. It was in the 90+1 minute that Lionel Messi saved the day for the Argentineans. This time, he passes a blinding kick dodging the Iranian goalkeeper Haghighi to get the lead. But this should have come earlier and more than once. Well, that’s what football is all about.

Goals for Argentina: Lionel Messi (90+1’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
F Iran 0-1 Argentina Estádio Mineirão, Belo Horizonte
Attendance: 57,698
Referee: Milorad Mažić (Serbia)
  12:00 PM
Messi Goal 90+1'

Man of the Match:

  • Lionel Messi (Argentina)

Assistant Referees:

  • Milovan Ristić (Serbia)
  • Dalibor Đurđević (Serbia)

Fourth Official:

  • Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

Fifth Official:

  • Aden Range (Kenya)

Line-ups

Argentina Iran
1 ROMERO (GK) 12 A. HAGHIGHI (GK)
2 GARAY 3 HAJI SAFI (Out - 88')
4 ZABALETA 4 J. HOSSEINI
5 GAGO 5 AMIRHOSSEIN
7 DI MARIA (Out - 90'+4) 6 J. NEKOUNAM (C) (Yellow Card - 53')
9 HIGUAIN (Out - 76') 7 MASOUD. SH (Yellow Card - 73') (Out - 76')
10 MESSI (C) (Goal - 90'+1) 14 ANDRANIK
14 MASCHERANO 15 MONTAZERI
16 ROJO 16 REZA
17 F. FERNANDEZ 21 DEJAGAH (Out - 85')
20 AGUERO (Out - 76') 23 MEHRDAD

Iran Vs Argentina Highlights

Germany vs. Ghana (2-2)

Compared to the previous match between Argentina and Iran, this was a stunner of a game with both sides conquering their fears and coming from behind. Until the half time, the score board was empty and it looked like we would be having another draw of a match. However, in the end it was a 4 goal match with both teams sharing the points.

Most of the action was in the second half of the game wherein Germany came forward and took possession of the ball. There were many half chances through the likes of Mesut Oziland Thomas Miller but soon Ghana was counter-attacking and this follows a rasping drive from Suley Muntari. The deadlock was broken by the Germans eventually with Muller producing an amazing footwork. While the finish could have been said to be highly fortunate one, the execution was momentous. As soon as Germany started taking control Ghana stepped up and was looking good to overrun their illustrious opponents. In the 54th minute, Ayew took a brilliant leap to produce a header and an equalizer. The goal shook the Germans wherein they could have worked on regaining control. Meanwhile, Gyan took the opportunity and the stiker produced a magnificient goal past Manuel Neuer. The game ended in a flurry of goals, two from each side but without any deciding score. Germany continued to push their limits but was unsuccessful in getting the results.

Goals for Germany: Miroslav Klose (71’), Mario Gotze (51’)

Goals for Ghana: Andre Ayew (54’), Asamoah Gyan (63’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
G Ghana 2-2 Germany Castelao, Fortaleza ESPN 3:00 PM
A. Ayew Goal 54'
Gyan Goal 63'
Götze Goal 51'
Klose Goal 71'

Man of the Match:

  • Mario G ötze (Germany)

Assistant Referees:

  • Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
  • Marcelo van Gasse (Brazil)

Fourth Official:

  • V íctor Hugo Carrillo (Peru)

Fifth Official:

  • Rodney Aquino (Paraguay)

Line-ups

Germany Ghana
1 NEUER (GK) 16 DAUDA (GK)
4 HÖWEDES 3 A. GYAN (C) (Goal - 63')
5 HUMMELS 7 ATSU (Out - 72')
6 KHEDIRA (Out - 70') 9 PRINCE (Out - 52')
8 ÖZIL 10 A. AYEW (Goal - 54')
13 MÜLLER 11 MUNTARI (Yellow Card - 90'+4)
16 LAHM (C) 17 RABIU (Out - 78')
17 MERTESACKER 19 JONATHAN
18 KROOS 20 K. ASAMOAH
19 GÖTZE (Goal - 51') (Out - 69') 21 BOYE
20 BOATENG (Out - 46') 23 HARRISON

Ghana Vs Germany Highlights

Nigeria vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina (1-0)

Nigeria steps up with the upper hand in the Group F match against Bosnia & Herzegovina. Into the match, Bosnia and Herzegovina were certainly the underdogs but they did show some mettle. This World Cup has been more of surprises and this time it comes in the form of a highly able resistance from the less known team.

The only goal of the match for Nigeria came in the 29th minute but even it was wrongly allowed. It was injustice that galvanized the team and made the Bosnians play more fiercely. They didn’t concede any further goals or allow any form of discontentment but neither was able to make any favorable changes to the scoreboard either. In the 20th minute in fact Dzeko managed a stunner but it was disqualified by the referee saying to be off-side. There were many chanced that were missed and misjudged by the Bosnians and in the end, the result was a 1-0 win for Nigeria.

Goals for Nigeria: Peter Odemwingie (29’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
F Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-1 Nigeria Pantanal, Cuiaba ESPN 6:00 PM
Odemwingie Goal 29'

Man of the Match:

  • Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria)

Assistant Referees:

  • Jan Hintz (New Zealand)
  • Mark Rule (New Zealand)

Fourth Official:

  • Roberto Moreno (Panama)

Fifth Official:

  • Eric Boria (United States)

Line-ups

Nigeria Bosnia and Herzegovina
1 ENYEAMA (GK) 1 BEGOVIĆ (GK)
2 YOBO (C) 4 SPAHIĆ (C)
5 AMBROSE 7 BEŠIĆ
7 MUSA (Out - 65') 8 PJANIĆ
8 ODEMWINGIE (Goal - 29') 10 MISIMOVIĆ
9 EMENIKE 11 DŽEKO
10 MIKEL (Yellow Card - 81') 13 MUJDŽA
13 OSHANIWA 15 ŠUNJIĆ
17 ONAZI 16 LULIĆ (Out - 58')
18 BABATUNDE (Out - 75') 18 MEDUNJANIN (Yellow Card - 6') (Out - 64')
22 OMERUO 20 HAJROVIĆ (Out - 57')

Bosnia-Herzegovina Vs Nigeria Highlights