Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
World Cup Today: Saturday
by Paul Kennedy, June 21st, 2014 5:30PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, ghana, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[BRAZIL 2014]Germany and Ghana produced the best game of the World Cup with an enthralling second half that saw Germany take the lead, the Black Stars move ahead with two goals, before Miroslav Klose equalized with his 15th World Cup goal, tying Ronaldo for the all-time World Cup record.

All in the space of 19 minutes.

The game ended with a nasty clash of heads as Thomas Mueller and John Boyewent for a ball in the air in the Ghanaian six-yard box.

The result means that the USA will advance to the next round with a victory over Portugal on Sunday in Manaus.

If the USA and Portugal tie, the USA will need to beat or tie Germany to avoid being at the mercy of goal difference in case of a Ghana win over Portugal on Thursday. (Portugal's 4-0 loss to Germany puts Portugal at a huge disadvantage in case goal difference comes into play.)

Group G
June 21 in Fortaleza
Germany 2 Ghana 2.Goals: Goetze 51, Klose 70; A.Ayew 54, Gyan 63.

Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
4 Germany 1-1-0 6/2
3 USA 1-0-0 2/1
1 Ghana 0-1-1 3/4
0 Portugal 0-0-1 0/4


Argentina-Iran

Lionel Messi
rescued Argentina from an embarrassing draw with unfancied Iran as he scored in stoppage time to give the Albiceleste a 1-0 win that sent it into the round of 16. Team Melli had its chances, though, and felt it should have had a penalty kick early in the first half.

Serbian referee Milorad Mazic did not award Iran a penalty in the second half for Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta's challenge on Ashkan Dejagah.

"At the end, two personalities in the game, they made the difference," said Queiroz. "The No. 1 was the referee. The second was Lionel Messi."

Group F
June 21 in Belo Horizonte

Argentina 1 Iran 0. Goal: Messi 90+1.

Standings:
PTS GAME W-T-L GF/GA
6 Argentina 2-0-0 3/1
1 Nigeria 0-1-0 0/0
1 Iran 0-1-1 0/1
0 Bosnia-Herze. 0-0-1 1/2



Nigeria-Bosnia-Herzegovina

Group F
June 21 in Cuiaba
Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herze.
ESPN, Univision/UDN 6 p.m. ET



Sunday ...

June 22 in Rio de Janeiro

Group H:Belgium vs. Russia
ABC, Univision/UDN noon ET
June 22 in Porto Alegre
Group H:South Korea vs. Algeria
ABC, Univision/UDN 3 p.m. ET
June 22 in Manaus
Group G:USA vs. Portugal
ESPN, Univision/UDN 6 p.m. ET


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Carli Lloyd    
"I have scored some big-time goals. I've done well in Algarve Cups. I've done well in ...
NWSL Rewind: Olympic hopefuls stand out in goal    
Chicago Red Stars keeper Alyssa Naeher, who is battling for one of two spots in goal ...
USL Rewind: Wheeler and Warshaw lead Isles to victory    
The Harrisburg City Islanders and Bethlehem Steel squared off for the first time Sunday, and Aaron ...
NASL Rewind: Cosmos back in first place    
The defending NASL champion New York Cosmos returned to first-place in the spring standings thanks to ...
What They're Saying: Earnie Stewart    
"He [Freddy Adu] was 14 years old, very talented but only practiced once a day. That ...
Copa Centenario: Final rosters released    
The final 23-player rosters for the 16 competing teams in the Copa Centenario were unveiled on ...
Video Pick: Wright-Phillips' strikes with overhead kick    
Two of the Red Bulls' goals from their 7-0 win over NYCFC feature among the eight ...
What They're Saying: Andrea Pirlo    
"It's a very hard league to play in. It's very physical, there's a lot of running. ...
MLS Power Rankings: Rapids stay top    
A 1-0 victory in Seattle extended Colorado's unbeaten streak to eight games and preserved its place ...
MLS Talking Points: 'Seven-nil is crazy'    
Bradley Wright-Phillips said he expected the NYCFC-Red Bulls game to be a brawl. He didn't think ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives