We take a look back to an uneventful day-19. Spain made it through while Paraguay reached their first ever quarter final.
Fourth and last day of the last sixteen clashes will feature two mouth watering contests. While Paraguay take on Japan in the first match, European Champions Spain will lock horns with neighbors Portugal. TheHardTackle's Sachin Madaan previews both the matches for our readers to get a clear idea of what to expect from the encounters.
Day 14 saw yet another major upset in the World Cup, as Slovakia put on an inspired performance to derail defending champions Italy's progress in the tournament. It also witnessed a belligerent attacking display by Japan against a hapless Danish side, which marked the first occasion for the Asian team to proceed to the round of sixteen on foreign soil. The highlights of the day are summarized here.
A disciplined Japanese outfit forced the mighty Oranje to walk the extra mile and grind out a narrow 1-0 win - Weisley Sneijder's second-half strike being the only differentiator between the two teams. With two wins from as many matches, Netherlands find themselves at the summit of group E, after this result. THT's Debapriya Deb revisits the key highlights of the match.
A day which sees the Dutch and Japanese looking to move into the next round while Cameroon and Denmark look to get their campaign back on track. Also, Australia will look to avoid an early end to their campaign as they take on Ghana. THT's Nipun Malhotra takes a look at what's in store on Day 9...
The fourth day of the World Cup sees one of the contenders for the coveted trophy, the Netherlands, take on Denmark in the Group E opening encounter, with Cameroon and Japan scheduled to play the next match. The action ends with defending champion Italy taking on a rejuvenated Paraguay, promising football fans an entertaining display of attacking football in one day.
With the World's mega football event kicking off in South Africa on June 11th, football fans will be treated to some high quality football between the top International sides. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh gives a SWOT analysis of the teams drawn together in Group E, along with his predictions on the possible outcome of this group stage playoffs.