Germany became the first team in world cup history to finsih 3rd in two back to back world cups. Uruguay put up one more heroice performance inspired by Diego Forlan.
The first day of the World Cup quarterfinals provided wholesome entertainment for the worldwide football audience. The Dutch came from behind to script a memorable victory over tournament favourites Brazil, with the help of the dependable Wesley Sneijder and a reckless Felipe Melo. This was followed up by a dramatic match, which saw Uruguay proceed to the semis at the expense of Ghana, courtesy of a Gyan penalty miss. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh relives the memorable moments of the day.