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 Date  Match  Match Report
28 June 2014

Brazil 1-1 Chile

Brasil won 3-2 on penalties.

Brazil went through to the quarter finals after a dramatic penalty shoot out against Chile.

Brazil went ahead when David Luiz scored from a Neymar corner.

Chile equalised when Sánchez scored.

Brazil had a goal disallowed for hand ball and Chile hit the bar late on but the game finished one-one and went into penalties.

Julio Cesar made two good saves and Chile were eliminated.


dramatic - very exciting

disallowed - They scored but the referee said 'no goal'.

eliminated - they are out of the World Cup.

28 June 2014 Colombia 2-0 Uruguay 

Without Suarez, Uruguay struggled against Colombia and lost to two goals by Rodriguez.

The first was a brilliant strike from 25 metres. The second followed a good move from Colombia.

Uruguay had some chances later on but the goalkeeper made some good saves.

Colombia meet Brazil in the quarter finals.


struggled - found playing difficult to play.

strike - shot

29 June 2014 Netherlands 2-1 Mexico 

Netherlands made an astonishing comeback to beat Mexico and go into the quarter finals.

Giovani Dos Santos scored from 20 metres in the second half but Netherlands equalised after 88 minutes.

Then on 90 minutes Netherlands got a penalty when Marquez fouled Robben. Huntelaar scored from the spot.

Mexico were left heartbroken.


astonishing - amazing; very good.

comeback (n) - they were losing but they then came and won.

heartbroken - very very sad.

29 June 2014

Costa Rica 1-1 Greece

Costa Rica won 5-3 on penalties.

Costa Rica are in the quarter finals of the World Cup for the first time.

Ruiz scored with a side-footed shot to give Costa Rica the lead.

Right at the deathPapastathopoulos equalised for Greece and the game went into extra time.

There were no more goals so the game went to penalties.

Gekas had his penalty saved and Greece were out of the World Cup.


side-footed - shot with the side of his foot.

at the death - right at the end of the game.

30 June 2014 France 2-0 Nigeria

France scored twice in the last 11 minutes to beat Nigeria and go into the World Cup quarter-finals.

Nigeria had a strike ruled out for offside and France's Pogba had a shot saved by Vincent Enyeama.

Pogba finally scored after 79 minutes then Yobo scored an own goal on 90 minutes.


a strike - a shot

ruled out (v) - not allowed. The referee said 'no goal'.

30 June 2014 Germany 2-1 Algeria

Germany won after a difficult game against Algeria.

In the first half, Algeria were dominant and could have scored. 

In the second half, Germany were better but there were no goals.

In extra time Germany took the lead with a header from Schürrle. 

after 119 minutes Özil scored an own goal and one minute later, Algeria scored through Djabou.

Germany play France in the quarter finals.


dominant - they were the stronger team.

1 July 2014 Argentina 1-0 Switzerland

Angel Di Maria scored in extra-time to send Argentina into the World Cup quarter-finals.

The goal came from a Messi pass just before the end.

Switzerland had chances to equaliseDzemaili hit the woodwork then he missed a good chance.

Argentina play Belgium in the quarter final.


to equalise - to make the scores level again (1-1)

hit the woodwork - hit the bar or the post.

1 July 2014 Belgium 2-1 USA

Belgium went into the quarter finals after a thrilling encounter against USA.

Belgium were the better team but USA never gave up

The score was nil-nil after 90 minutes then after 93 minutes de Bruyne scored for Belgium.

Dukaka made it two eleven minutes later.

Belgium looked safe but USA came back and scored through Green. 

USA had chances to equalise but Belgium held on.


thrilling - very exciting

never gave up - didn't stop trying to score.

made it two - scored a second goal.

looked safe - It seemed they would win.

held on - stopped USA scoring until the end.




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