Four days into the 2014 World Cup and it could not have gone any more awesome. The second day included the mighty Mexican national team showcase their desire to be in Brazil vs Cameroon by winning by a reasonable 1-0 scoreline.
The match had some questionable refereeing, with Mexico losing 2 goals due to the offside rule. Many Mexico fans were angry at the calls, because both goals seemed to be clearly onside. The Netherlands got their revenge on the mighty Spaniards, and it wasn’t pretty. Xabi Alonso opened the scoring for Spain off a penalty kick, and goal that many assumed could be a gateway into another Spanish win. To everyone’s surprise though, in the 44th minute, Man United striker Robin Van Persie nailed a perfectly executed header over Iker Casillas and into the net. A little over ten minutes later, Arjen Robben stormed past Pique to hammer it past Casillas.
De Vrij, RVP, and Robben added more to the madness as the Netherlands won 5-1. Chile handled a very brave Australia squad, 3-1. The Socceroos may have lost but won respect across the globe for their decent performance. On Day 3, Colombia downed a weak Greece side, 3-0, comfortably without star striker Radamel Falcao. Costa Rica defied the odds and put on an impressive performance vs the Suarez-less Uruguayan squad.
The underdogs scored twice in 3 minutes during the 2nd half to put the Ticos up front. Half an hour later, the Ticos sealed the game with a pinpoint pass from Joel Campbell to Urena, who slotted it home. England fans were left heartbroken once again after the loss to Italy, 2-1. England’s young guns Sturridge and Sterling showed some promise, though. Ivory Coast beat a promising Japan squad comfortably, 2-1. Day 4 included the Swiss getting a last minute goal to beat Ecuador, in perfect dramatic fashion. France and Honduras played a sloppy game, but the French eventually got their win, 3-0. Argentina’s 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegonia saw the pressure lifted off Lionel Messi's shoulders, as he netted his 2nd World Cup goal in typical Messi style.
The Bosnians put up a fight, and could very well be considered a dark horse in this tournament.
Today Germany takes on Portugal, Iran takes on Nigeria, and the USA takes on Ghana.
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