June 23, 2014 FIFA World Cup Day 12

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 Monday, June 23, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup Day 12

Netherlands vs. Chile (2-0)

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’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
B Chile 0-2 Netherlands Corinthians, Sao Paulo ESPN 12:00 PM
Fer Goal 77'
Memphis Goal 90+2'

Man of the Match:

  • Arjen Robben (Netherlands)

Assistant Referees:

  • Evarist Menkouande (Cameroon)
  • Felicien Kabanda (Rwanda)

Fourth Official:

  • Joel Aguilar (El Salvador)

Fifth Official:

  • William Torres (El Salvador)

Line-ups

Netherlands Chile
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

Chile Vs Netherlands Highlights

Australia vs. Spain (0-3)

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’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
B Spain 3-0 Australia Baixada, Curitiba ESPN2 12:00 PM
Villa Goal 36'
Torres Goal 69'
Mata Goal 82'

Man of the Match:

  • David Villa (Spain)

Assistant Referees:

  • Yaser Tulefat (Bahrain)
  • Ebrahim Saleh (Bahrain)

Fourth Official:

  • Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)

Fifth Official:

  • Aden Marwa (Kenya)

Line-ups

Australia Spain
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')

Spain Vs Australia Highlights

Cameroon vs. Brazil (1-4)

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’)

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
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:

  • Neymar (Brazil)

Assistant Referees:

  • Mathias Klasenius (Sweden)
  • Daniel Wärnmark (Sweden)

Fourth Official:

  • Svein Oddvar Moen (Norway)

Fifth Official:

  • Kim Haglund (Norway)

Line-ups

Cameroon Brazil
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

Brazil Vs Cameroon Highlights

Mexico Vs Croatia

Score

Group Game Stadium Network Time
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:

  • Rafael M árquez (Mexico)

Assistant Referees:

  • Abdukhamidullo Rasulov (Uzbekistan)
  • Bakhadyr Kochkarov (Kyrgyzstan)

Fourth Official:

  • Néant Alioum (Cameroon)

Fifth Official:

  • Djibril Camara (Senegal)

Line-ups

Croatia Mexico
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')

Mexico Vs Croatia Highlights