Linc Sport World Cup: Day 6

Day 5 came and saw arguably one of the most talented squads in the World Cup Belgium beat Algeria in their opening game.

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It wasn’t plain sailing though when Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen took down Sofiane Feghouli, who then stepped up to send Belgian goalkeeper Thibault Courtois the wrong way.

It was looking likely that Algeria were going to claim their first World Cup win since 1982 until the substitution that brought Marouane Fellaini on for Belgium. He may have struggled for Manchester United this season but his header to equalise showed why they spent so much money on the player.

Belgium then went onto dominate and won the game after Dries Martens finished after Chelsea’s Eden Hazard fed him with a fantastic pass.

Next up the hosts Brazil played their second game against Mexico, with the Brazillians hoping to avenge their 2012 Olympics final defeat.

Brazil continued to struggle and this time didn’t get the luck which got them the win over Croatia. Instead they came up against Guillermo Ochoa in the Mexico goal who was simply unstoppable.

Time and time again, Ochoa pulled off amazing save after amazing save, with one being reminiscent of Gordon Banks stop against Pele back in 1970. It was so similar that he trended on Twitter in Brazil.

So Brazil failed to break through Mexico and will be disappointed with the 0-0 draw.

Last up were Russia and South Korea, with the former’s manager Fabio Capello hoping for a better time than his South Africa trip with England.

Capello would have been feeling de ja vu when Lee Keun-Ho had a speculative shot which Igor Akinfeev fumbled over the line. It was even worse than Rob Green against the USA.

However Russia bounced back when Capello put Aleksandr Kerzhakov on and almost instantly scored a real poacher’s effort after Kim Young-gwon’s clearance smashed into the face of Andrey Yeshchenko, allowing the ball to go loose in the box.

Sadly neither side had the quality to get a winner and so we saw our first score draw of the tournament.

Today at the World Cup…

The headline game will be when dark horses Chile hope to capitalise on current world champions Spain’s low confidence after their crushing defeat at the hands of the Netherlands. (20:00)

The Netherlands will want to continue their impressive form when they face Australia, who showed that they might not be the complete pushovers people expected. (17:00)

The final game of the day will be Cameroon Vs Croatia, with the Croatians hoping for better luck than what they got in the game against Brazil. (23:00)

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