Day 15: Slimani Crashes Russia’s Party, Ronaldo’s First Goal Too Late

Germany vs USA:

Starting Lineups:

Germany has reverted to a 4-2-3-1 as Schweinsteiger joins the lineup, and USA have chosen a defensive 4-5-1.

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Match Highlights:

Howedes is shown yellow in the 11th for a challenge on Johnson.

MULLER! His shot is going in when Gonzalez makes a tackle at the near post in the 15th minute.

USA! Michael Bradley plays left to Zusi, who puts it just over! That is the best chance so far, in the 22nd!

Omar Gonzalez is shown yellow in the 37th.

Half Time: Germany 0-0 USA

From Fan Sided

Miroslav Klose comes on for Lukas Podolski. Can he make history and become the biggest World Cup scorer ever? Also, Germany will switch, as Muller will play from the right and Kroos will play from the left.

KLOSE! In the 52nd, he can’t find the target from a header that should’ve been in!

GOAL! THOMAS MULLER! MIROSLAV KLOSE IS ABOUT TO BREAK THE RECORD BUT THIS GUY IS 24 AND ALREADY HAS 9! His World Cup record is in a class of his own! Germany 1-0 USA

From The Big Lead

Kyle Beckerman is shown yellow in the 62nd.

Mario Gotze is now on for Bastian Schweinsteiger, in the 76th. He will probably move to the left wing so Kroos can play in the centre of the park.

In the 89th, Mesut Ozil comes off for Andre Schurrle. This time, Gotze will probably move to the centre so Schurrle can play on the left, but it doesn’t really matter now.

LAHM! He makes a fantastic block! Dempsey’s shot was set to curl in, but Lahm slid it out in the 93rd!

DEMPSEY! His header is just over the bar and the match whistle is blown.

Full Time: Germany 1-0 USA; Goals, Muller; MOTM Muller

Messi, Neymar and Muller end the group stages with 4 goals, but the latter has 1 assist. Could the German win the golden boot on a tiebreaker again?

From Sports Mole

Ghana vs Portugal:

Starting Lineups:

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Match Highlights:

Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been expelled from the team, after an off the field incident.

From BBC

Cristiano Ronaldo hits the bar in the 6th minute!

OWN GOAL! In the 30th minute, Boye puts in an own goal for Portugal to take the lead. Portugal 1-0 Ghana

The Own Goal, From Highlight Hub

Afful is shown yellow in the 39th minute.

Boye almost kicks into his own net, but luckily it goes out for a corner in the 45th.

Half Time: Portugal 1-0 Ghana; Goals, Boye (OG)

Waris is shown yellow now in the 55th minute.

GOAL! GYAN HAS IT EVEN! Ghana 1-1 Portugal in the 57th!

From The Big Lead

GOAL! PORTUGAL HAS WON IT, COURTESY OF RONALDO! In the 80th minute, the 2 time Ballon D’Or Winner slides into the bottom corner from a rebound! Portgual 2-1 Ghana

From ABC 15

This is truly a shame for Ghana, as the only matches they have lost has been because of late goals.

Full Time: Portugal 2-1 Ghana; Goals, Boye (OG), Ronaldo, Gyan; MOTM Ronaldo

Russia vs Algeria:

Starting Lineups:

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Match Highlights:

GOAL! Russia is up in the 6th! Without any momentum, Kombarov uses extra space to get a fantastic cross in. Kokorin headers it into the top corner! I’d be surprised if M’Bolhi could even see that one! Russia 1-0 Algeria

From CBS Sports

RUSSIA! In the 26th, Shatov has a shot from 30 yards out, and he narrowly misses the top corner! M’Bolhi couldn’t see that one either!

AKINFEEV! The keeper that lost Russia 2 points against South Korea comes out big here! Slimani has a free header, but Akinfeev is there and hits it over the bar!

Mesbah is shown yellow in the 39th minute.

SLIMANI! In the 42nd! He beats his marker from a corner, but his header is straight at Akinfeev!

KERZAKHOV! Fayzulin makes a fantastic run, and sends a great through ball to Kerzakhov. It is a bit long, but the striker still gets a shot in. He almost fools the keeper, but not quite, and the half time whistle blows.

Half Time: Russia 1-0 Algeria; Goals, Kokorin

Denisov comes on at half time, for Glushakov.

WOW! In the 48th, Russia plays into the box, and Samedov plays a 1-2 with Kokorin that sees him clean on goal, but M’Bolhi is there to make a fantastic save! This could prove to hurt Russia!

In the 57th and 59th, Kombarov and Kozlov are both shown yellow.

GOAL! SLIMANI HAS IT LEVEL IN THE 60th TO PUT ALGERIA IN ADVANCING POSITION! It had to be from a setpiece! Algeria 1-1 Russia

From CBS Sports

Now, Dzagoev comes on for Shatov in the 67th.

Kerzakhov goes off in the 81st.

Ghilas is now shown yellow, as he goes hard into Kombarov in the 87th.

Cadamuro receives a yellow card. Although the substitute isn’t on the field, when the ball comes out in stoppage time, he blasts it up to waste time!

Full Time: Algeria 1-1 Russia; Goals, Slimani, Kokorin; MOTM Slimani

South Korea vs Belgium:

This match isn’t featured on Entertainment Revisited, as it didn’t affect its group at all. FIFA’s official website does a quick highlight reel.

From Zimbio

http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/videos/highlights/match=300186480/index.html

Full Time: Belgium 1-0 South Korea; Goals, Vertonghen; MOTM Vertonghen

The group stages have come to an end, and with that, 16 teams have been eliminated. We do know that Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands, Chile, Colombia, Greece, Costa Rica, Uruguay, France, Switzerland, Argentina, Nigeria, Germany, USA, Belgium and Algeria will contest the knockout stages, which will also be covered on Entertainment Revisited, starting tomorrow. Let’s look at the Round of 16 Draw.

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Update on Luis Suarez:

Luis Suarez has been banned for 4 months and 9 games for his alleged bite on Giorgio Chiellini of Italy. The Italian defender has been in duels with Suarez for a while, but it is quite arguable that Suarez may have collided with him. Here is the GIF. The ban is well deserved, and based on the track record of the player, he must get this out of his agenda, or he will be in serious trouble.

From World Soccer Talk

Meanwhile, to keep the recurring theme of movies on Entertainment Revisited, a few movie related Suarez memes have gone viral. Here’s the collection of some of the best ones.

From Latin Times

From Blog Arebiko

From Martin Thomas on Twitter

Be sure to tune into the World Cup and Entertainment Revisited for the Round of 16.

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