Tagged: Uruguay

World Cup 2010 Day 30, A Brief Recap

Uruguay 2-3 Germany Edinson Cavani (28′) Diego Forlan (51′) Thomas Muller (19′) Marcell Jansen (56′) Sami Khedira (82′) The 3rd-4th places matches at World Cups have produced an average of almost four goals per game and the 2010 edition did not disappoint. As expected the game was pretty open. Germany started a changed side with Miroslav Klose on the bench...

World Cup 2010 Day 26, A Brief Recap

Uruguay 2-3 Holland Diego Forlan (41′) Maxi Pereira (90′) Giovanni Van Bronckhorst (18′) Wesley Sneijder (70′) Arjen Robben (73′) This semi final started with Holland looking the more assured. Even though Holland were missing key players Gregory van der Weil and Nigel De Jong due to suspension they seemed not to be affected defensively or otherwise. That was partly due...

World Cup 2010 Day 22, A Brief Recap

Holland 2-1 Brazil Felipe Melo (og 53′) Wesley Sneijder (68′) Robinho (10′) This game was a chippy one with the likes of Michel Bastos, Felipe Melo and Mark van Bommel not far from getting themselves ejected. Brazil dominated early possession and at moments played a classic crisp passing game. Andre Ooijer starting for the injured Joris Mathijsen seemed to shoulder...

World Cup 2010 Day 16, A Brief Recap

Uruguay 2 – 1 South Korea Luis Suarez (8′, 80′) Lee Chung-Yong (68′) The Asians served notice early with a freekick that hit the post and had Uruguay goalie Fernando Muslera very thankful. Uruguay however were their attacking selves and threatened. Only a few short minutes after that incident Diego Forlan crossed low and no one among the available Korean...

World Cup 2010 Day 12, A Brief Recap

Mexico 0-1 Uruguay Luis Suarez (43′) Fears of a convenient draw, one which would guarantee both teams’ qualification to the first knockout round at the expense of South Africa and France seemed unfounded. Not only the starting 11s seemed offensive but the early exchanges showed intent to play the game. Mexico enjoyed better possession but not better chances. Cuauhtemoc Blanco...

World Cup 2010 Day 6, A Brief Recap

Chile 1-0 Honduras Jean Beausejour (34′) Honduras’ squad, for the first time at a World Cup, featured 3 brothers. Wilson Palacios in the starting line-up with Johnny and Jerry on the bench. Chile missing Humberto Suazo to injury and therefore less of an scoring threat, Honduras missing a good scoring chunk as well with Carlos Costly and David Suazo missing....

World Cup 2010 Day 1, A Brief Recap

South Africa 1-1 Mexico Siphiwe Tshabalala (55′) Rafael Marquez (79′) Vuvuzelas in full blast Mexico controlled the match early, especially down the wings, but the South Africans soon settled. A Mexico goal was correctly called back for offside. South Africa resisted and showed some good passing – and goalkeeping courtesy of Khune – before Tshabalala scored from a rather tight...