|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|
Both Netherlands and Chile had made it to the second round of the tournament before yesterdays match. However, the Dutch ensured that they were leading the Group B charts with a 2-0 win to their name.
Into the match, the Chileans had their chances and they were in fact in possession of the ball for the majority of the match. It was after the 35th minute that Netherlands looked to attack but the first goal came as late as the 76th minute – an impressive header form Leroy Fer. A final addition to the scoreboard came in the 90+2’ as Arjen Robben raced to the left flank and sends a beautiful cross to Memphis Depay who subsequently finds the net. The Dutch will probably have to play the second place finishers of Group A now that they are in the knockout round and Chile is likely to play against Brazil.
Goals for Netherlands: Leroy Fer (77’), Memphis Depay (90+2’)
|B||Chile||0-2||Netherlands||Corinthians, Sao Paulo||ESPN||12:00 PM|
|Fer Goal 77'
Memphis Goal 90+2'
Man of the Match:
|1 CILLESSEN (GK)||1 C. BRAVO GK)(C)|
|2 VLAAR||2 MENA|
|3 DE VRIJ||4 ISLA|
|5 BLIND (Yellow Card - 64')||5 SILVA (Yellow Card - 25') (Out - 70')|
|6 DE JONG||7 ALEXIS|
|7 JANMAAT||11 VARGAS (Out - 81')|
|10 SNEIJDER (Out - 75')||16 GUTIÉRREZ (Out - 46')|
|11 ROBBEN (C))||17 MEDEL|
|15 KUYT (Out - 89')||18 JARA|
|17 LENS (Out - 69')||20 CH. ARÁNGUIZ|
|20 WIJNALDUM||21 DIAZ|
It was a humbling effort by David Villa and his teammates as they bow out of the 2014 World Cup with a 4-0 victory against the Australians. Spain will be flying out of Brazil today (Tuesday) but the decision about David Villa will certainly engage the team management with some soul searching. While David Villa made his debut on Monday, Spain was already eliminated from the tournament and yesterday’s match was just a formality. The match might as well be his last international play (97 international matches in total) and he also scored his 59th goal yesterday. Villa’s badge kissing took us back to the days when the team had been more passionate in the field. Another sad face on the bench was Xabi as Spanish team return to their homeland.
The match started with a positive kick off from the Australians as they look to commit themselves to attack. We see some excellent footwork from Torres early on but the intent had been missing. Spain possesses the ball most of the time with Australians looking to grab and attack in opportune moments. However, it was David Villa in the 36th minute that managed a brilliant back heel shot beyond Ryan and making the first change to the scoreboard. Until half time, many would have though why this old world charm had been missing from the Spanish team all this while. Getting back to the second half, Spain scores its second goal in the 69th minute. This time it is Torres caressing the ball and finding the edge of the net. Liverpool fans would have been so happy with this goal. The Spanish were awarded two back to back corners in 75th and 77th minute and in the 82nd, Juan Mata, the Manchester United man takes the scores up to 3-0. That’s all of it and this was indeed a show of the champions.
Goals for Spain: David Villa (36’), Fernando Torres (69’), Juan Mata (82’)
|B||Spain||3-0||Australia||Baixada, Curitiba||ESPN2||12:00 PM|
|Villa Goal 36'
Torres Goal 69'
Mata Goal 82'
Man of the Match:
|1 RYAN (GK)||23 REINA (GK)|
|3 DAVIDSON||2 R. ALBIOL|
|6 SPIRANOVIC (Yellow Card - 88')||5 JUANFRAN|
|7 LECKIE||6 A. INIESTA|
|9 TAGGART (Out - 46')||7 DAVID VILLA (Goal - 36') (Out - 56')|
|11 OAR (Out - 61')||9 TORRES (Goal - 69')|
|3 BOZANIC (Out - 72')||14 ALONSO (Out - 83')|
|15 JEDINAK (C) (Yellow Card - 90'+2)||15 RAMOS (C) (Yellow Card - 62')|
|17 MCKAY||17 KOKE|
|9 MCGOWAN||18 JORDI ALBA|
|22 WILKINSON||20 S. CAZORLA (Out - 68')|
Brazil emerges the champion from Group A as it beats Cameroon by a substantial 1-4. The star of the match was Neymar with two goals to his name and a highly improved performance after it no-goal-draw against Mexico. For Brazil, it was an easy going except some tense moments in the first half when the Cameroons were really able to come up into the goal. However, Brazilian defense was well served by Fred. As of now, Neymar is also the top scorer in this tournament with four goals. Cameroon had to be satisfied by a single goal from Joel Matip.
Into the match, Brazil got the upper hand right in the 17th minute when Neymar delivers an extraordinary finish from a couple of yards and putting it past Charles Itandje and into the net. However, Cameroon levels the score in the 26th minute with a stunner from Joel Matip. He fends off Dani Alves and slams it at the far end of the post for a goal. The Brazilians weren’t to sit back and in the 34th minute, it is Neymar again with his second goal. This time he collects it from 30 yards runs and sends it off for a low shot into the goal. In the 49th minute, Brazil’s Fred adds to the lead with the help of an open wide header off a cross send by David Luiz and into the nets. The next goal came in the 84th minute - a steal by Fernando Luiz Roza from Cameroon defenders and finishing it up by an outstretched push.
Goals for Cameroon: Joel Matip (26’)
Goals for Brazil: Neymar (17’, 35’), Fred (49’), Fernando Luiz Roza (84’)
|A||Brazil||4-1||Cameroon||Mane Garrincha, Brasilia||ESPN2||4:00 PM|
|Neymar Goal 17', 35'
Fred Goal 49'
Fernandinho Goal 84'
|Matip Goal 26'|
Man of the Match:
|16 ITANJD (GK)||12 JULIO CESAR (GK)|
|3 NKOULOU (C)||2 DANI ALVES|
|7 NGUEMO||3 T SILVA (C)|
|8 MOUKANDJO (Out - 58')||4 DAVID LUIZ|
|10 ABOUBAKAR (Out - 72')||6 MARCELO|
|12 BEDIMO||7 HULK (Out - 63')|
|13 CHOUPO-MOTING (Out - 81')||8 PAULINHO (Out - 46')|
|17 MBIA (Yellow Card - 80')||9 FRED (Goal - 49')|
|18 ENOH (Yellow Card - 11')||10 NEYMAR JR (Goal - 17') (Goal - 35') (Out - 71')|
|21 MATIP (Goal - 26')||11 OSCAR|
|22 NYOM||17 L GUSTAVO|
|A||Mexico||3-1||Croatia||Pernambuco, Recife||ESPN||4:00 PM|
|Márquez Goal 72'
Guardado Goal 75'
Hernández Goal 82'
|Perišić Goal 87'|
Man of the Match:
|1 PLETIKOSA (GK)||13 G OCHOA (GK)|
|2 VRSALJKO (Out - 58')||2 F RODRIGUEZ|
|3 PRANJIĆ (Out - 74')||4 R MARQUEZ (C) (Yellow Card - 39') (Goal - 72')|
|4 PERIŠIĆ (Goal - 87')||6 H HERRERA|
|5 CORLUKA||7 M LAYUN|
|6 LOVREN||10 G DOS SANTOS (Out - 62')|
|7 RAKITIĆ (Yellow Card - 9')||15 H MORENO|
|10 MODRIĆ||18 A GUARDADO (Goal - 75') (Out - 84')|
|11 SRNA (C)||19 O PERALTA (Out - 79')|
|17 MANDŽUKIĆ||22 P AGUILAR|
|18 OLIĆ (Out - 69')||23 J VAZQUEZ (Yellow Card - 66')|