Brazil 2014: Day 11

Day 11 of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup. 2nd games of the group stage in full swing.

Results for Saturday 22nd June

Group F
Argentina         1-0         Iran
Messi 90′ Ref: Milorad Mazic
Att: 57,698

Nigeria         1-0         Bosnia-Hercegovina
Odemwingie 29′
Ref: Peter O’Leary
Att: 40,499

Group G
Germany            2-2        Ghana
Götze 51′ Klose 71′             A.Ayew 54′ Gyan 63′

Ref: Sandro Meira Ricci
Att: 59,621


Group F Group G
Country P W D L GD Pts Country P W D L GD Pts
Argentina 2 2 0 0 2 6 Germany 2 1 1 0 4 4
Nigeria 2 1 1 0 1 4 USA 1 1 0 0 1 3
Iran 2 0 1 1 -1 1 Ghana 2 0 1 1 -1 1
Bosnia-Hercegovina 2 0 0 2 -2 0 Portugal 1 0 0 1 -4 0

Fixtures for Sunday 22nd June
Belgium v Russia. Group H, match 31, kick off at 5pm BST live on BBC 1, at the Maracanã, Rio De Janeiro
South Korea v Algeria. Group H, match 32, kick off at 8pm BST, live on ITV at the Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
USA v Portugal. Group G, match 30 kick off at 11pm BST, live on BBC1 at the Arena Amazônia, Manaus

Referee appointments:-
Sunday –
Monday –


Quotes from Argentina vs Iran

Alejandro Sabella, Argentina coach
It was very difficult. We had the possession and the control in the first half and we created three clear-cut chances and had a few dead-ball situations too. Iran played a great game. They defended deep and hit us on the counter, creating some good chances. We were tired at the end after exerting so much energy, and it became an end-to-end match, which didn’t suit us. Fortunately for us (Sergio) Romero was up to the job. I made the changes to try and open the pitch up and create some space for us. We have to have a good look at what happened and try to improve. We have a few causes for concern.

Carlos Queiroz, Iran coach
I’m proud of my players because we competed for the whole 90 minutes. The game panned out just as we expected: Argentina had control of the ball and Iran were organised in defence, disciplined and very focused. We tried to deny them space when they attacked, but then I put two strikers on because we wanted to win and you have to take risks if you want to do that. If we’d scored, we would probably have made life harder for Argentina. The fact is, though, that Messi can change games just like that. He kept looking and looking and in the end he got his reward.


Germany‘s Miroslav Klose’s goal against Ghana is his 15th in the World Cup, joining Pele and Uwe Seeler in the goal scoring stakes at the finals.


Carlo Costly on ending the Honduran goal drought at the World Cup finals, talking to

I was so happy when I scored that goal, because 32 years is a long time and a difficult barrier to overcome. That myth, that curse which has been hanging over us for so long, has been laid to rest now but, even so, we’ve still got a slightly bitter taste in our mouths because we had a great chance of winning the game. Unfortunately it didn’t turn out that way, but we played well so we can hold our heads up high.

It might well be the most important goal I’ve scored in my career, because it’s not every day you play in a World Cup and score. It might be remembered for a while, but I’m not looking for individual recognition, I’m trying to get Honduras through to the next round.