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Ji-Sung Park and his South Korean counter-parts suffered an agonising defeat to Uruguay yesterday, while the big-match of the weekend turned out to be a disaster. With Wayne Rooney and England getting knocked-out by Germany in controversial circumstances, but at least Javier Hernandez scored for Mexico in their defeat to Argentina !

Ji-Sung Park captained South Korea in the Last 16 of the competition against Uruguay, in what was a very tight match. Park Chu-Young hit the post moments into the game, however Uruguay stole the lead with just 8 minutes played – Luis Suarez netting from a cross from Diego Forlan, the former United striker. 

Lee Chung-Young then found the leveller in the 68th minute after Korea dominated the second period, but it was Suarez who scored ten minutes from time to guarantee a place in the Quarter Finals for Uruguay…

Result: Uruguay 2-1 South Korea
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

(USA 1-2 Ghana, After Extra Time)
Well, you’ve all seen the match and heard the story. No excuses. But you can’t help feeling that England were hard done by. Wayne Rooney had an all-right game, but again – he wasn’t fit. Hiding an injury are we, Wazza ?

20 minutes into the game Miroslav Klose beat Matthew Upson and then David James as he hit Germany in front from a goal-kick. 12 minutes later, and the Germans netted their second – with Lucas Podolski finishing brilliantly from a tight angle.

10 minutes before the interval Upson handed Fabio Capello’s ‘Three Lions’ a life-line as he headed from Steven Gerrard’s cross. And then, 60 seconds afterwards, Frank Lampard chipped Manuel Neuer and the ball bounced off the bar and INTO THE GOAL. Incredibly referee Jorge Larrionda and his linesman Mauricio Espinosa said no goal – Video Technology NEEDED !

Germany broke from free kick, with Bastian Schweinsteiger setting-up Thomas Muller to end England’s dream of a winning the World Cup. And to add salt to the wound, the Germans broke again, with Muller bagging a brace after John Terry had run into Germany’s penalty area for no apparent reason to leave a gulfing hole in defence. Sums ’em up really !

Result: Germany 4-1 England
Free State Stadium

Javier Hernandez finally STARTED for Mexico as they faced Diego Maradona’s Argentina. The South Americans opened the scoring when Carlos Tevez scored a very controversial goal – being about 3 metres offside. Despite this, referee Roberto Rosetti awarded the goal after consulting his assistant. 

Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain then tapped in Argentina’s second less that 10 minutes after the first. Just a few minutes into the second half, Tevez hit home his second with a powerful strike on the edge of the box. And to make my day, United new-boy Javier Hernandez netted a consolation, swivelling around inside the area and firing into the top corner… something to look forward to, as no Reds remain in South Africa !

Result: Argentina 3-1 Mexico
Soccer City



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