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Paraguay 0-0 Japan (5-3 pens)

On the bright side, at least it finished. There was a point where it felt like these two could play all night and still not score. In the end Paraguay won on penalties, the width of a crossbar sending Takeshi … Continue reading

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Spain 1-0 Portugal

Three and a half hours of football yesterday and just one goal to show for it. This was a much better fare than that offered up by Paraguay and Japan earlier in the afternoon but once again this free-flowing, mouth-watering … Continue reading

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Brazil 3-0 Chile

Brazil will face the Netherlands in the quarter finals after this routine win, but it will likely not be the classic contest the two nations’ pedigree would suggest. Once again this was a functional Brazilian performance but there was still … Continue reading

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Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia

We spend the league season hearing that winning without playing well is the mark of champions. If that is the case in a World Cup then we might as well give the Netherlands the trophy now and be done with … Continue reading

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Chile 1-0 Switzerland

This was another dogged defensive performance from Switzerland, and in arguably more difficult circumstances than in their shock 1-0 win over Spain. They played for an hour with ten men after the West Ham midfielder Valon Behrami was sent off … Continue reading

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Portugal 7-0 North Korea

Portugal silenced their critics with a scintillating display in this seven-goal humiliation of North Korea. Cristiano Ronaldo scored one and created another two, but in a rare display of sportsmanship he gave his man of the match away to Tiago. … Continue reading

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Portugal v North Korea – Live!

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