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Breakfast Wrap on Last nights World Cup (spoiler)

So you can pretend you watched the games ( spoiler ).

Wow its starting to hot up out in Brazil, but will it get madder than this?

The Main News .

Cry in your paella at wine connections or sup up yer Fosters at Bondi !!

Eitherway ,it’s the end of an era as Spain are dumped out. Meanwhile , The Dutch masters progress to the next round after fighting back to win a thriller with Australia which will send the Socceroo’s home.

Results from last night

Australia 2 -3 Netherlands

Spain 0 – 2 Chile

Cameroon 0 – Croatia 4

The Actual Stats

In the first match last night Tim Cahill’s stunning volley was not enough for the Socceroos as they battled against the superb Dutch.

It was another contender for game of the tournament as this thrilling match saw the Australians get edged out by the Dutch

australia netherlandsArjen Robben gave Louis van Gaal’s side the lead with his third goal of the tournament, running unopposed through the Australian defence before driving the ball into the bottom corner.

They kept the lead for only a minute with Tim Cahill equalizing with the superb volley and then nine minutes into the second half a coolly taken Mile Jedinak penalty then put the Australians in front .

Robin van Persie stuck the Dutch level shortly afterwards, beating a poorly executed offside trap and then substitute Memphis Depay rumoured to be on Manchester United’s shopping list, completed the comeback on 68 minutes when his long-range effort caught out Australia goalkeeper Matthew Ryan

The seond game kicking off at 2am saw Spain, the reigning World and double European champions become the first team to be knocked out of the 2014 World Cup after Charles Aranguiz and Eduardo Vargas’s first-half goals give Chile a famous and deserved win at the famous Maracana Stadium.

There was a certain sadness in seeing a golden generation including Xavi, Iniesta, and Casillas end their reign in this way, already broken by the Dutch in the first game , the infamous Tik a Tak was well and truly beaten, by the dynamism of a Chile team that on this showing can make an even greater impact on this tournament. There is every chance that Italy or England could end up facing them in the next round and I bet neither would be looking forward to it .

spain v chileThe first goal saw Alexis Sánchez, Arturo Vidal and Aránguiz combine on the right to provide Vargas with the opportunity to make it 1.0 , It was a brilliant goal and one that defined Chile and their style. It was fast, aggressive, incisive and skilful.

Chile made it 2-0 and to all intents ended the contest just before half-time. Sánchez was fouled by Xabi Alonso and took the free-kick himself. Casillas elected to punch and it was another error from the aging keeper as the ball dropped and was poked home by Aranguiz. Spain tried to stage a comeback but the wind had been taken from their sails they looked a lost and beaten side .

Chile had two shots on target and scored both!

In the first match last night Tim Cahill’s stunning volley was not enough for the Socceroos as they battled against the superb Dutch.

It was another contender for game of the tournament as this thrilling match saw the Australians get edged out by the Dutch

Arjen Robben gave Louis van Gaal’s side the lead with his third goal of the tournament, running unopposed through the Australian defence before driving the ball into the bottom corner.

They kept the lead for only a minute with Tim Cahill equalizing with the superb volley and then nine minutes into the second half Mile Jedinak kept his cool to score from a penalty and put the Australians in front .

Robin van Persie, scored his third of the tournament , to bring the Dutch level shortly afterwards, beating a poorly executed offside trap and then substitute Memphis Depay rumoured to be on Manchester United’s shopping list, completed the comeback on 68 minutes when his long-range effort caught out Australia goalkeeper Matthew Ryan

Group A - Cameroon vs CroatiaThe early game this morning at 5am saw the luckless Croatians ( still upset by the Japanese ref from their opening game with Brazil) come out with clear intent to not allow officials to decide this one .

A poor Cameroon performance was made to look worse when they lost Alex Song to a red card just before half time .

The four goals in the second half could have been considerably more as Croatia wasted chance after chance . Of course with the indomitable lions down to 10 men and being stretched the score line does flatter a little .

The result, however, means the Africans are also on their way home after successive defeats .

It was a shame that Cameroon couldn’t score as the crowd in Manaus urged them forward it was quite clear which side the home crowd had as their favourites.

Alex Song’s sending off, cost not only him his place on the pitch, but also his teams in the tournament.

The pressure is now starting to build, the games are continuing to deliver the thrills and the players are scoring some great goals. This is now really starting to turn into one of the best world cups in a very long time.

Philip Space

 

Tonight’s games

Colombia v ivory coats 11pm – being played at the Premier Sports Bar Bangrak

Uruguay v England 2am – being played at the Premier Sports Bar Bangrak

Japna v Greece 5 am

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