Day 10: Ghana Stays In, Messi Magic, Bosnia’s Controversial Elimination

Day 10 was filled with great moments and games. All 3 of the underdogs put on quite a show, and they gave quite a fight to the favourites in Group F and G, of which 1 was eliminated.

Argentina vs Iran:

Match Highlights:

HIGUAIN! He has a chance but the goalkeeper claims it. He actually seems to kick the keeper!

Higuain made a beautiful play in the 21st, but the shot is just wide.

ROJO! Di Maria’s corner goes to his head of Rojo, but his header goes just wide.

Messi has been fouled in the 31st. He has been marked in this match. The free kick is just outside the box. The free kick is just over the bar.

IRAN! A beautiful cross goes to the man, but it is headed just over.

Half Time: Argentina 0-0 Iran

From Telegraph

From Telegraph

Aguero can’t get to a fantastic cross from Rojo in the 51st minute.

IRAN! One man beats 3 Argentinian players, and he plays on.

MESSI IN THE 59th! He runs free, and unleashes a shot just wide.

DEJAGAH! A beautiful cross goes to him, and his header goes to Romero to hit it over! WHAT A SAVE!

Messi has a free kick in the 73rd, but his shot hits the side netting.

DI MARIA IN THE 75th! Rojo plays a sweet pass to the midfielder, who takes a great shot, but the keeper saves it.

Reza! He shoots it, but Romero saves it again! Looking at the replay, Reza didn’t have much of an angle.

Messi has a bicycle cross in the 90th, but the keeper punches it out.

WHAT A GOAL! MESSI IN THE 91st! THAT IS BRILLIANT! He is on the right of the box and he shoots into the corner from 5 yards away from the corner of the box! Argentina 1-0 Iran

From NESN

Full Time: Argentina 1-0 Iran; Goals, Messi; MOTM Messi

Germany vs Ghana:

Match Highlights:

Germany’s Jerome Boateng meets his brother, Kevin-Prince Boateng, who chose to play for Ghana.

KHEDIRA IN THE 18th! A play from Ozil turns into a Khedira shot that is saved by the keeper.

MULLER! Ozil takes a fantastic low cross that beats 2 defenders. Muller can’t slide it in.

SULLEY MUNTARI! He fires very hard, but Neuer hits it out very well.

GOTZE! He breaks free, but he shoots straight at the keeper.

AYEW! He headers just over!

Half Time: Germany 0-0 Ghana

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From FIFA

This is the best match of the group so far.

WHAT A GOAL! Mario Gotze! Marking Muller and Ozil, they seem to forget about Gotze, and when the cross comes in, Gotze heads it into his own knee and it deflects in. Germany 1-0 Ghana

From The Big Lead

AND THE EQUALISER! Ayew in the 54th! He headers it into the left corner in unstoppable manner! Ghana 1-1 Germany

From The Big Lead

GHANA AGAIN! Ghana 2-1 Germany, the players are dancing now! The setup was brilliant in the 63rd! Muntari has a splitting pass for Gyan to be free on the right. That is absolutely fantastic!

From The Big Lead

From The Big Lead

GHANA ALMOST HAS the 3rd in the 66th! The shot from Atsu is saved.

THAT IS IT! GERMANY EQUALISES IN HISTORIC MANNER! MIROSLAV KLOSE HAS EQUALISED THE RECORD OF MOST WORLD CUP GOALS OF ALL TIME! Germany 2-2 Ghana after Schweinsteiger and Klose come on! Ozil’s corner is impossible to miss.

From The BIg Lead

OZIL! He makes a beautiful cross, but Jonathan Mensah cleans off the line.

MULLER! He is free in the box, but the Ghanaians come in to the slide tackle as he shoots. Muller has definitely been marked.

Klose is fouled by Muntari in the 90th! Muntari gets yellow! He will miss the next match. Kroos’s free kick is headered out. In the box, Muller collided with a Ghanaian defender when going for the header, and he is bleeding as the whistle blows. Muller is going to need treatment.

Full Time: Germany 2-2 Ghana; Goals, Gotze, Klose, Gyan, Ayew; MOTM Gotze

Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina:

Match Highlights:

Dzeko is dissalowed in the 20th, but he is ONSIDE CLEARLY! That could be fatal!

Controversy: Edin Dzeko was disallowed a very clear goal, and the ref basically eliminated them from the tournament with this call and the next call.

From Huffington Post

From Toovia

ODEMWINGIE! Nigeria is up! Odemwingie puts Nigeria up! There is definitely an offensive foul against Amenike (on Sphaic), but it isn’t called, and all that matters is that Nigeria is up! That is either really bad officiating or outright match fixing, because both calls were CLEARLY wrong. Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia

From Yahoo Sports

Half Time: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia; Goals, Odemwingie

Dzeko headers just over in the 48th minute.

IBISEVIC! Enyeama catches it after he beats the defence line! SO CLOSE in the 58th!

Emenike! He beats Sphaic and Sunjic, and shoots. Begovic hits it out for a corner.

PJANIC! In the 77th, he right foots it very well. Enyeama is still too good.

DZEKO! He hits the post in the 93rd to try and save Bosnia from elimination! Unfortunately, it doesn’t go in, and Bosnia go home.

Full Time: Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia; Goals, Odemwingie; MOTM Odemwingie

Nigeria have pretty much advanced to the next round, while Iran now face a tough trip. If they can beat Bosnia and Nigeria loses by 2 (which they probably will anyway), they will be very close to advancing. It is very close, unless Nigeria get a result against Argentina.

 

Be sure to see what happens today, when Group H pins Belgium against Russia at 12 and South Korea at Algeria at 3, followed by Group G’s Portugal fighting to stay in the game against the USA at 6.

 

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