(BRAZIL) – On Friday, three matches were played in the FIFA World Cup. The first game was played between Italy and Costa Rica. Italy has been struggling to gain form, and hasn’t managed to perform up to the mark in its last five games. Although, it won its opening game against England, however, looked down last night in the game against Costa Rica. It was a major upset as Costa Rica beat Italy 1-0. This is Costa Rica’s second consecutive win in the tournament.
The second was a Group E game between Switzerland and France. France played extraordinarily well against Switzerland, continuing his impressive form and performance. It took a comprehensive 3-0 lead over Switzerland in the first half. Carrying his performance of the first half, France scored another two goals in the second half, making his lead 5-0. However, in the last ten minutes of the game, Switzerland came back and scored two goals in a matter of seven to eight minutes. However, it was too late then, and France won the match 5-2. This is the second consecutive win of France in the World Cup.
The third game of the day was played between Honduras and Ecuador. Both teams had lost their opening games. Ecuador had performed well in its previous matches as compared to Honduras. Honduras scored the first goal in the 31st minute, however, just in the 34th minute, Enner Valencia of Ecuador leveled the scores. The teams went 1-1 in the first half. In the 65th minute of the game, Enner Valencia scored another goal and gave his team a lead of 2-1 over Honduras, which proved to be decisive at the end of the game, as Ecuador beat Honduras 2-1.
Meanwhile, FIFA has been advised to change rules over concussion, after England’s Raheem Sterling hit hard Uruguay’s Alvaro Pereira and knocked him unconscious. However, he continued playing and his team won the match 2-1.
Today, three matches will be played in the FIFA World Cup. The first is a Group F game between Argentina and Iran, which is scheduled to begin at 13:00 local time.
Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte(Brazil)
Argentina’s performance in the last five matches has been quite admirable. It won its opening game of the World Cup beating Bosnia and Herzegovina. Including that, it has secured four wins, while one of its games ended in a draw. Iran, on the other side, has just managed a single win in their previous games. Four of its games were drawn, including its opening game of the World Cup against Nigeria.
|WON||World Cup 2014 (14.06.2014)||Bosnia-Hz – Argentina||1:2|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (04.06.2014)||Argentina – Slovenia||2:0|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (31.05.2014)||Argentina – Trinidad||3:0|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (05.03.2014)||Romania – Argentina||0:0|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (18.11.2013)||Argentina – Bosnia-Hz||2:0|
|DRAWN||World Cuo 2014 (13.06.2014)||Nigeria – Iran||0:0|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (06.06.2014)||Trinidad – Iran||0:2|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (31.05.2014)||Iran – Angola||1:1|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (05.03.2014)||Iran – Montenegro||0:0|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (19.11.2013)||Iran – Belarus||0:0|
In the second match, Germany and Ghana of Group G will meet each other at 16:00 local time.
Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza(Brazil)
Of the last five matches, Germany has managed three wins, including its win over Portugal in the opening game of the World Cup, while, two games were drawn. Ghana’s performance in the last five games has been very ordinary. It was defeated by USA in its first game. Of its five games, it has been victorious just a single time. It lost three games, while one game was drawn.
|WON||World Cup 2014 (14.06.2014)||Portugal – Germany||0:4|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (04.06.2014)||Germany – Armenia||6:1|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (31.05.2014)||Germany – Cameroon||2:2|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (05.03.2014)||Poland – Germany||0:0|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (18.11.2013)||Germany – Chile||1:0|
|LOST||World Cuo 2014 (13.06.2014)||USA – Ghana||2:1|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (06.06.2014)||South Korea – Ghana||0:4|
|LOST||Friendly Internationals 2014 (31.05.2014)||Ghana – Holland||0:1|
|LOST||Friendly Internationals 2014 (05.03.2014)||Ghana – Montenegro||0:1|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (19.11.2013)||Ghana – Libya||0:0|
In the third game, Nigeria will be up against Bosnia and Herzegovina at 18:00 local time.
Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba(Brazil)
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Nigeria’s first game against Iran ended in a draw. Of its last five games, it has not won even a single game. Four games ended in a draw, while it faced defeat in one game. Contrary to it, its opponent, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has lost three of its last five games, including a recent defeat against Argentina in its opening game, and has won two.
|DRAWN||World Cup 2014 (14.06.2014)||Iran – Nigeria||0:0|
|LOST||Friendly Internationals 2014 (04.06.2014)||Nigeria – USA||1:2|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (31.05.2014)||Nigeria – Greece||0:0|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (05.03.2014)||Scotland – Nigeria||2:2|
|DRAWN||Friendly Internationals 2014 (18.11.2013)||Nigeria – Mexico||0:0|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|LOST||World Cuo 2014 (13.06.2014)||Argentina – Bosnia and Herzegovina||2:1|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (06.06.2014)||Mexico – Bosnia and Herzegovina||0:1|
|WON||Friendly Internationals 2014 (31.05.2014)||Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ivory Coast||2:1|
|LOST||Friendly Internationals 2014 (05.03.2014)||Bosnia and Herzegovina -Egypt||0:1|
|LOST||Friendly Internationals 2014 (19.11.2013)||Bosnia and Herzegovina – Argentina||0:2|
The team standings so far in the FIFA World Cup are as follows:
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1||0||0||1||1||2||0|
MP: Matches Played, W: Won, D: Drawn, L: Loose, GF: Goal For, GA: Goal Against, Pts: Points