June 21, 2014
The veteran is now just one goal shy of becoming the leading goalscorer in World Cup history after coming off the bench to spare his nation's blushes
Alejandro Sabella's side were frustrated by superbly resilient opposition until the Barcelona star bent home a fantastic strike in second-half injury time
Nigeria failed to produce the victory they so desperately desired against Iran as they fell to a 0-0 draw in a match that was dominated by the Iranians ability to slow the pace and get behind the ball.
Germany opened their World Cup campaign with a massive moral boosting victory over Portugal seeing Thomas Muller secure and hat-trick and Mats Hummels the other strike in a four goal demolishing of Cristiano Ronaldo's nation.
Although Argentina will be the favorite side in their meeting with Iran, it is also true that the Argentinians did little that was very impressive against Bosnia-Herzegovina on their opening night.
Reinaldo Rueda's men came from behind to beat Luis Suarez's side on Friday night as they recovered from their opening game defeat to give themselves a chance of progressing
June 20, 2014
Despite missing a penalty, Didier Deschamps' men rolled over Ottmar Hitzfeld's side to pick up a second win in the World Cup
The Fulham winger nodded home in the first half to send his nation into the last-16 and leave England booking their return flight back home
Switzerland and France square off in the second match of the day to battle for the top place of Group E, while Honduras and Ecuador face off in the last match of the night in hopes that one can find themselves up to second in the group with three points and a better goal differential than one of the top nations.
The Swiss and the French both took opening day victories from their opponents and square off as the leaders of Group E. Both are in the best position to advance to the knockout stage despite what comes of the match.
Alberto Zaccheroni's men played with a numerical advantage for most of the game following Kostas Katsouranis' dismissal but could failed to break the deadlock
June 19, 2014
A Wayne Rooney goal cancelled out the Liverpool star's first half effort but the striker popped up late in the game to nick the win for his side
The South American side put themselves in the driving seat of World Cup Group C with the victory over the Elephants on Thursday
Japan showed that their offense was quick and had an attacking edge that could score from the midfield thanks to a great goal from Keisuke Honda that opened the scoring against the Ivory Coast this past weekend.
Both Uruguay and England failed to impress in their opening performances and find themselves chasing a place in the knockout round with one another as their first obstacle.