Chile vs. Spain

My predicted outcome: Chile 2-0 Spain

Real outcome: Chile 2-0 Spain

WOAH! Just WOW! WOW, WOW, WOW!!!!!! Reigning champions Spain knocked out in the group stage! Props to Chile for an AMAZING performance.

Overview: Nothing happens until 20′ when Chile’s forward/midfielder, Eduardo Vargas, scores. 7 minutes later, at 27′, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal gets a yellow card. At 40′ , Spain’s midfielder Xabi Alonso gets a yellow card for a foul on Mauricio Isla. Then, at 43′, Chile’s midfielder, Charles Aranguiz gets a goal. At 46′, Spain takes out Xabi Alonso, and brings in Koke. At 61′, Chile’s Eugenio Mena receives a yellow card. 3 minutes later, Felipe Gutierrez comes in for Charles Aranguiz for Chile, and forward Fernando Torres comes in for Diego Costa (ESP). At 76′ Arsenal midfielder, Santi Cazorla comes in for Pedro, on the Spanish side. At 84′, Chilean midfielder Jorge Valdivia comes in for Eduardo Vargas. 4 minutes later, Chile’s Carlos Carmona replaces Arturo Vidal

Awesome plays:

Eduardo Vargas’ game starter

Charles Aranguiz’s amazing goal

Not-so-awesome plays:

Chilean fans breaking in to stadium

Sergio Busquets’ close range miss 

Official Man of the Match: Eduardo Vargas

My MOTM: Charles Aranguiz

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Brazil vs. Mexico

My predicted outcome: Brazil 3-1 Mexico
Real outcome: Brazil 0-0 Mexico

I just want to say wow. Impressive. A scoreless game between Brazil and Mexico. But I guess when you look at it, it makes sense. A lot of sense. Two evenly matched teams on the pitch together, both with amazing keepers

Overview: Nothing happened until 45′, when Brazilian midfielder, number 16, Ramires, received a yellow card for fouling Aguilar. Then comes halftime. 1 minute after halftime, 46 minutes,  previously booked midfielder, Ramires, comes out for forward/midfielder, Bernard. At 59′ Mexican defender Paul Aguilar gets a yellow card. 3 minutes later, at  62′, Mexico’s midfielder, Jose Juan Vazquez, is given the yellow for a foul on Neymar. Then, at 68′, Brazil takes out forward, Fred, and brings in Atletico Mineiro’s Jo. At 74′ minutes, Mexico takes out forward Oribe Peralta, and brings in 26-year-old, Javier Hernandez, also known as Chicharito. 2 minutes later, the Mexican side swaps Hector Herrera for midfielder Marco Fabian. At 79′, Brazil’s captain, Thiago Silva, receives a yellow card for a foul committed on Hernandez. At 84′ both sides make a swap. For Mexico, forward Raul Jimenez comes in for Giovani Dos Santos. For Brazil, midfielder Willian comes in for Oscar.

Official Man of the Match: Guillermo Ochoa (MEX)

My MOTM: Guillermo Ochoa

 

U.S. vs. Ghana

My predicted outcome: U.S. 1-2 Ghana
Real outcome: U.S. 2-1 Ghana

Overview:
Clint Dempsey (U.S) scores in first minute, with some awesome dribbling. The Yanks are up one-nil. Then, 23 minutes in, American forward Jozy Altidore strains a hamstring. He is subbed out for Aron Johannsson. At 30 minutes, Ghana’s midfielder Mohammed Rabiu receives a yellow card. Halftime hits with nothing else happening. At 46 minutes, American defender John Brooks Jr. comes in for Matt Besler. Then, at 59′, Ghana brings German-born forward, Kevin-Prince Boateng in for Jordan Ayew. At 71′ Ghana takes out Mohammed Rabiu, who already had a yellow card, and brings in Michael Essien. 6 minutes later, the U.S. makes a substitution, swapping midfielder Alejandro Bedoya for Graham Zusi. At 78 minutes, midfielder Albert Adomah comes in for Christian Atsu. Nothing happens for 4 minutes, until Ghana’s Andre Ayew, Jordan’s brother, scores the equalizer. U.S. 1-1 Ghana. But the game isn’t over yet. At 86′, John Brooks Jr. comes and scores with an amazing header of a corner kick. Then Ghana’s Sulley Muntari receives a yellow in added time

Awesome plays:
Clint Dempsey’s 1st minute goal

Andre Ayew’s equalizer

John Brooks’ game winner

Not-so-awesome plays:

Jozy Altidore’s hamstring pull

Clint Dempsey’s kick in the face

Official Man of the Match: Clint Dempsey

My  MOTM: John Brooks Jr.