The entire world Cup is reduced from 32 to sixteen taking part nations because the knockout stages commence. This is how the last 16 faired as they battled for a place in the quarter finals.
Argentina were agency favourites to see off Mexico but Ricardo La Volpes aspect were not there to easily make up the figures. Captain Rafael Marquez gave Mexico a shock direct right after four minutes but Argentina hit back again 5 minutes later by Hernan Crespo, although it is questionable whether or not the Chelsea striker touched the ball. While using the 90 minute draw secured at 7/two, the match looked to be heading for penalties until Maxi Rodriguez produced what may very well be goal with the Match to send out Argentina into the quarter finals.
Germany put in place a mouth-watering quarter final face with Argentina following observing off Sweden. Lukas Podolski confirmed his Golden Boot credentials with two objectives soon after three and eleven minutes to win the match for your hosts at odds of 8/eleven.
England were predictably limited odds at one/2 to defeat shock next spherical qualifiers Ecuador but their one-0 victory wasnt convincing. Ecuador ought to have scored early on when Carlos Tenorio’s latched onto an error by John Terry, but his shot was deflected off Ashley Cole and on to the bar. David Beckham curled in a decisive cost-free kick soon after fifty nine minutes to safe victory.
Portugal beat fancied Holland at odds of 23/ten by way of a solitary Maniche purpose soon after 22 minutes but it had been four sendings off and myriad of yellow cards which was the video games principal chatting place. Maniche, Costinha, Petit, Figo, Deco, Ricardo and Nuno Valente ended up all booked, with Costinha and Deco also getting their marching orders for Portugal, when Van Bommel, Boulahrouz, Van Bronckhorst, Sneijder and Van der Vaart noticed yellow with Boulahrouz and Van Bronckhorst also looking at crimson.
Italy were odds on jollies at 4/seven to find out off Australia but beyond regular time looked very likely until the Italians won it with a controversial personal injury time penalty. Lucas Neill was adjudged to own fouled Fabio Grosso and Francesco Totti swept home the ensuing location kick to ship 10-gentleman Italy into the quarter finals.
Switzerland and Ukraine have been linked to potentially the worst match of your tournament to date, with initial-time qualifiers Ukraine securing their spot in the last 8. Each side played out a goalless, 90 minutes 모바일바카라 attract at two/1 and with no goals in extra time, the primary penalty shoot-out happened. Switzerland ended up equally very poor from twelve yards out Along with the Ukraine triumphing three-0.
Brazil had been unconvincing versus Ghana, though the 3-0 scoreline may have pleased huge hitters who took them at 2/7. Ronaldo and Adriano gave Brazil a cushty fifty percent-time guide with plans immediately after 4 and 45 minutes and Ze Roberto rounded from the acquire with a 3rd 7 minutes ahead of the stop.
Spain had been favourites to conquer France, but it had been the 1998 winners who pulled off the victory at 11/five. David Villas penalty gave Spain the guide soon after 27 minutes, but Franck Ribery on forty, Patrick Vieria on eighty two and Zinedine Zidane on 90 turned the match all over in favour of your French.