INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL - FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 (JULY)

FIFA WORLD CUP - Belgium reach Qr final to beat USA in extra time.

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02.07.2014 : BELGIUM 2-1 (aet) USA
BEL : Kevin De Bruyne 93', Romelu Lukaku 105'
USA : Julian Green 107'

BEL : Courtois, Vertonghen, Kompany, Van Buyten, Alderweireld, Witsel, Fellaini, Hazard (Chadli 111'), De Bruyne, Mertens (Mirallas 60'), Origi (Lukaku 91')
USA : Howard, Beasley, Besler, Gonzalez, Johnson (Yedlin 31'), Cameron, Jones, Bedoya (Green 105'), Bradley, Zusi (Wondolowski 72'), Dempsey

FIFA WORLD CUP - Argentina beat Switzerland to reach Qr.Final.

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01.07.2014 : ARGENTINA 1-0 SWITZERLAND (FT)

ARG: Di Maria 118'

Argentina: Romero, Garay, Zabaleta, Gago, Di Maria, Higuain, Messi (c), Mascherano, Rojo, Fernandez, Lavezzi
Switzerland: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Inler (c), Xhaka, Behrami, Rodriguez, Mehmedi, Drmic, Djourou, Schar, Shaqiri

STATS

  • Today will be the 7th meeting of both the teams in World Football. Argentina are unbeaten in their previous six matches against Switzerland.

  • Argentina and Switzerland met only 1 time in FIFA World Cup. In 1966 England World Cup on 19th July Argentina beat Switzerland 2-0 in 1st Round match of Group 'B'. The scorers were Luis Artime in 53rd minutes and Ermindo Onega in 81st minute.

  • Switzerland failed to score in first three head to head meetings & scored first goal against Argentina on 8th of May 1990. The past 6 meetings between the two teams were :-
    01/03/2012 : Argentina win 3-1 (Friendly) - Hattrick of MESSI --- Xherdan Shaqiri
    02/06/2007 : Argentina drew 1-1 (Friendly)- Carlos Tevez ----- Marco Streller ::
    08/05/1990 : Argentina drew 1-1 (Friendly)- Abel Eduardo Balbo --- Kubilay Turkyilmaz
    01/09/1984 : Argentina win 2-0 (Friendly) Jose Daniel Ponce, Oscar Alberto Dertycia.
    16/12/1980 : Argentina win 5-0 (Friendly) Roberto Osvaldo Diaz, Leopoldo Jacinto Luque, Jose Daniel Valencia, Diego Maradona , Daniel Passarella
    19/07/1966 : Argentina win 2-0 (World Cup - Luis Artime, Ermindo Angel Onega '81)

  • Argentina lost two matches in Round of 16 earlier. In the year 1934 Italy World Cup Sweden beat Argentina 3-2 and In 1994 USA world Cup Argentina lost to Romania 2-3.

  • Argentina reach Qr Finals from Round of 16 several times. In 1990 Italy World Cup Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 throuh a late goal of Cladio Cannigia and 1998 France World Cup Argentina beat Engalnd in Tiebreaker 4-3 while the schedule time result was 2-2. In 2006 and 2010 both times in Germany and South Africa World cup Argentina beat neighbour country Mexico 2-1 and 3-1 nargin to reach in the Qr. Finals.

  • Argentina have won only 3 of their last 10 World Cup matches against a European team while Switzerland have won only one of their previous six World Cup matches against South American nation.

  • Argentina are undefeated in 16 of their last 17 matches in FIFA World Cup while Switzerland have won 5 of their last 6 matches in FIFA World Cup.

  • Javier Zanetti the defender of Argentina played 145 matches for Argentina while Heinz Hermann of Switzerland played 117 international match for the nation.

  • In past World Cup Switzerland reached in the quarter final round of FIFA World Cup 3 times.

  • Argentina Captain and Barcelona who already scored 4 goals for Argentina netted 42 times in international games in 89 matches.

    Xherdan Shaqiri scored the 50th hattrick in the hostory of World Cup when he scored hattrick against Honduras in last match of Group League.