Brazil 2014: Day 4

Day 4 of the Brazilian World Cup and with 4 games played a busy night.

Results for 14th June

Group C
Colombia 3                           Greece 0W
Armero 5′ Gutiérrez 58′
Rodríguez 90′
Ref: Mark Geiger
Att: 57,174

Ivory Coast 2                     Japan 1 (played 2am Sunday 15th June)
Bony 64′                               Honda 16′
Gervinho 66′
Ref: Enrique Osses
Att: 40,267

Group D
Uruguay 1                    Costa Rica 3
Cavani 24′ (pen)           Campbell 54′ Duarte 57′W
Ureña 84′
Ref: Dr. Felix Brych
Att: 58,679

England 1                    Italy 2
Sturridge 37′                Marchisio 35′
Balotelli 50′
Ref: Björn Kuipers
Att: 39,800

Fixtures for 15th JuneW

  • Switzerland v Ecuador     Group E     5pm     ITV Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília
  • France v Honduras     Group E     8pm    BBC 1 Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
  • Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina     Group F     11pm     BBC 1 Maracanã Rio De Janeiro

Referee appointments for the 15th –

Sturridge remains hopeful after England’s defeat to Italy:-

It’s important we continue playing the way we did against Italy.

I thought we played very well, it was just unfortunate. There were two very good sides out there, but they got the breaks and we didn’t. We played some good football and worked very hard as a team and created a lot of chances, we just lost the game.

We’re disappointed because we deserved something out of the game but sometimes you don’t get the breaks you want to get. We worked their ‘keeper – if you get shots on target and their ‘keeper makes good saves you have to say ‘fair play’. It was unfortunate we didn’t get something out of the game. Sometimes you get luck, sometimes you don’t get luck. That’s football.

Man the Match Mario Balotelli tweeted “Man of the match, I’m just so happy. A great thank you to my team-mates and let’s continue like this. Forza Azzurri.”

Uruguayan Diego Forlan, speaking to the Ovacion newspaper spoke in an optimistic mood, despite their surprised defeat to Costa Rica:-

We’ve been in situations like this before and there is no reason why we cannot overcome this. This is football and everything is possible. But this is not over, absolutely not. There are two more games left in the group and we will try to win both. We have to improve but we still have chances to progress.