Today is the 5th day of the World Cup. 4 games were played last night, and 3 due to be played this evening
Sunday 15th June 2014
Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan
Bony 64′ Gervinho 66′ Honda 16′
Ref: Enrique Osses
Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador
Mehmedi 48′ Seferovic 90′ E Valencia 22′
Ref: Ravshan Irmatov
France 3-0 Honduras
Benzema 45′ (pen), 72′
Valladares 48′ (og)
Ref: Sandro Meira Ricci
Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Hercegovina
Kolasinac 3′ (og) Ibisevic 84′
Ref: Joel Aguilar
Fixtures for Monday 16 June 2014
Germany v Portugal Group G 17:00 ITV
Ghana v USA Group G 23:00 BBC 1
Iran v Nigeria Group F 20:00 BBC 1
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez talking of Thursday’s game against England in Sao Paulo said:-
It’s a final and we need to win. We did not play badly in the first game. But we were hurt by the Costa Rica goals. We could not impose our strategy on the game.
England‘s Daniel Sturridge is quoted as saying:-
A draw could be enough but what I learned at Liverpool is that if it’s in your hands it’s best to try and get it done and deal with it yourselves than ask for favours.
There are no guarantees. You try your best to get the job done. We understand what we have to do, it’s not rocket science.
We have two games and need a minimum of four points. We have to try and do that. We have a lot of confidence, adrenaline and no nerves.
I think expectation comes from everybody else, we go out there and play our way and as well as we can as a team. We realise what sort of squad we have, a mix of youth and experience. We now have two games to get the job done.