Flu ridden Germans top Uruguay for third place

It was not the weekend game that either team was hoping to play in but both sides put on a great show in Port Elizabeth despite Germany being without five regular starters thanks to the flu. Coming off losses to Spain and Holland respectively, Germany and Uruguay traded chances throughout with Germany coming out on […]

Spain off to World Cup final with 1-0 win over Germany

Carles Puyol scored the lone goal and Spain advanced to its first World Cup final after a 1-0 victory over Germany Wednesday in Durban. Puyol was an unlikely hero as the 32-year-old defender scored his first ever goal in World Cup competition. It was well-deserved retribution for Puyol, who had a glorious chance to convert […]

Villa and Casillas see Spain through to semi-final

Spain is one step closer to claiming their first World Cup title as a David Villa goal in the 83rd minute coupled with a tremendous penalty kick save by Iker Casillas gave Spain a 1-0 win over Paraguay and a date with Germany in Wednesday’s semi-final. The game opened in a conservative style with the Paraguayans […]

Netherlands advance with 2-1 win over undisciplined Brazil

In a World Cup full of upsets, the Netherlands have pulled off the biggest. The Dutch erased a one-goal halftime deficit to defeat top-ranked Brazil 2-1 to advance to the semifinals, where they will meet the winner of Uruguay and Ghana. An own-goal by Brazil’s Felipe Melo tied the match early in the second half, […]

Paraguay advance to first-ever quarters after shootout win

Paraguay made it through to the quarterfinals for the first time in history as they hit all five penalty kicks in the shootout to defeat Japan. With Paraguay up 3-2 in the penalty shootouts, Yuichi Kimano stepped up to keep Japan on par. He lifted a shot the the upper middle part of the net, […]