|14 June 2014||
Colombia 3-0 Greece
Columbia beat Greece easily. Columbia were impressive. The score was three-nil.
Armero scored after fie minutes. Gutiérrez and Rodríguez also scored.
Gekas hit the bar for Greece.
impressive - very good
|15 June 2014||
Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan
Ivory Coast beat Japan two-nil.
Japan took the lead with an outstanding goal from Honda.
In the second half, Ivory Coast took command and scored two goals. Bony and Gervinho scored.
Drogba came off the bench to start the comeback.
outstanding - very good.
took command - became the strong team.
came off the bench - was a substitute; a new player.
comeback (n) - a fight to come back from behind..
|19 June 2014||Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast
Colombia beat Ivory Coast and are now into the last 16.
James Rodriguez scored with a header and Juan Quintero with a shot to put Colombia 2-0 up.
Gervinho beat three players and scored to give Ivory Coast some hope.
Ivory Coast pushed hard but Colombia survived.
pushed hard - attacked a lot.
survived - didn't lose.
|19 June 2014||Greece 0-0 Japan
The game ended in a stalemate.
Greece captain Konstantinos Katsouranis was sent off in the first half but Japan couldn't score.
Theofanis Gekas went close for Greece with a header.
Yoshito Okubo and Atsuto Uchida both missed chances for Japan.
Both teams now have one point from two games.
a stalemate - neither team could win.
went close - nearly scored.
|24 June 2014||Japan 1-4 Colombia
Colombia finished top of the group after beating Japan 4-1.
Japan needed to win but went behind to a Cuadrado penalty.
Japan drew level with a header from Okazaki but two goals from martinez and one from Rodriguez saw Colombia home.
Colombia goalkeeper Mondragon came on in the second half to become the oldest player in a World Cup.
drew level - came back to equal the score.
saw ____ home - get to the end of the game and win.
|24 June 2014||Greece 2-1 Ivory Coast
Greece are in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time after a dramatic win against Ivory Coast.
Greece needed to win and went ahead with a goal from Samaris.
Ivory Coast equalised through Bony.
But in the last minute Samaras scored with a controversial penalty to win.
dramatic - very exciting
controversial - maybe it wasn't a penalty. Ivory Coast are unhappy.