Day 10 saw a piece of magic from Messi, a cracker between Ghana and Germany and shock from Nigeria.
The first game saw a determined Iran grind out a nil nil with Argentina for 91 minutes and they did have chances to take all three points, including a definite penalty shout but in the 92 minute, they succumbed to the pressure from Messi.
Many people say that Messi has to shine at this World Cup and so far, two games in, he has scored two fantastic goals to earn his side all six points and qualification from Group F.
His curler yesterday is the probably the second best goal of the tournament behind the volley from Cahill for Australia against The Netherlands.
The second game was a clash between Group G opponents, Ghana and Germany and what a game.
Probably the best game of the tournament so far and Ghana came oh so ‘klose’ to earning all three points.
Gyan put Ghana 2-1 ahead after being 1-0 down but Klose came off the bench to equal the record for World Cup goals at 15, poking home for 3 yards out.
It was a vital point for the Germans, who add to the growing list of top nations yet to set this tournament alight and it also keeps Ghana in with a shout of qualifying for the next stage.
The final game and a match that Bosnia-Herzegovina dare not lose but Nigeria had the beating of them.
A first half goal from Peter Odemwingie and a huge amount of bad luck for Edin Dzeko meant that the World Cup’s newest country, after performing so well in their first game, are out of the competition.
Today at the World Cup
The second games for the remaining two to play in Group G, USA and Portugal, where Ronaldo will be desperate to inspire his side to their first points of the tournament, but will that be enough against the passion of USA, who after their win against Ghana have a great chance at qualifying through to the last 16.
Group H teams also play their second games today with Belgium taking on Russia in Rio and South Korea taking on Algeria.
A win for Belgium and their through but that will be very hard against a well organised Fabio Capello team.Tweet