Germany and Ghana leave the drama until the second half
All four goals occurred during an enthralling second stanza. Miroslav Klose even joined Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring heap by tallying in this 2-2 draw. Eric Wynalda discussed the affair, while Five Points praised Ghana for its revamped approach.
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Messi saves Argentina … again
Iran nearly bunkered its way to a point. Messi stepped up in stoppage time and sumptuously derailed those plans. His late curler inside the far post constitute the difference in Argentina’s 1-0 victory. Jonathan Wilson filed a dispatch from the scene.
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Nigeria eliminates Bosnia-Herzegovina
Peter Odemwingie scored the decisive goal as the Super Eagles marked their improvement with a 1-0 triumph over the hexed Bosnians. The result places Stephen Keshi’s side in good position to qualify for the round of 16.
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The wait for USA-Portugal is nearly over
These two sides will finally take the field in Manaus tonight (6:00p.m. ET). Leander Schaerlaeckens has our preview from Manaus. Eric Wynalda also offers his thoughts, while the Five Points explains how the Americans can guarantee their place in the round of 16. Cristiano Ronaldo has other ideas, though.
Group H jumps back into the fray, too
Belgium and Russia open the day with a vital meeting at the Maracana (12:00p.m. ET). Algeria and Korea Republic follow the opener with their meeting in Porto Alegre (3:00p.m. ET). Eric Wynalda previews both matches.