Netherlands and Brazil secured their expected victories, to book a quarterfinal date with each other. While Netherlands' result marked the return of Arjen Robben to the field, the trio of Kaka, Robinho and Fabiano conjured magical moments to douse the red hot Chile peppers. TheHardTackle's Prasanna Venkatesh looks at the highlights of the day's matches.

World Cup’10 – Day 14: A Blue Letter Day

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.