Game Recaps

Mehmedi Rocket Spares Switzerland Blushes Against Romania

Romania vs. Switzerland ended 1-1 after a frenetic and entertaining battle. Romania took a shock lead through another penalty by Bogdan Stancu, but the Swiss pegged them back in the second half on the back of an absolute stunner by Admir Mehmedi. Switzerland dominated the match for large periods, but their final ball was well below par and they wasted a multitude of good opportunities, while Romania threatened often on the break. 

Gerard Pique Scores Dramatic Winner For Toothless Spain

Spain vs. Czech Republic ended 1-0 for La Roja. Gerard Pique scored the decisive goal in the 87th minute to break Czech hearts. It was not a vintage performance from Spain, as they struggled to break down a Czech side that had not kept a clean sheet in a competitive match since 2013. Three points is three points however, and Spain are now level with Croatia at the top of Group D. 

Germany Overcome Plucky Ukraine To Go Top Of Group C

Germany vs. Ukraine ended 2-0 in favor of Die Mannschaft in Group C, with Shkodran Mustafi and Bastian Schweinsteiger baggin the goals. The result sees Germany leapfrog Poland, who beat Northern Ireland earlier, into first place. It wasn't a vintage performance from Germany, and Ukraine were a little unlucky not to equalize in the first half, but the Germans stayed strong and ground out the victory. 

Moment Of Magic From Venezuela Eliminates Pitiful Uruguay

Uruguay vs. Venezuela ended 1-0 in favor of La Vinotinto, as a Suarez-less Uruguay basically bowed out of the Copa America without a fight. Venezuela frustrated La Celeste, and continually hit them on the break to great effect, with Salomon Rondon scoring the lone goal. Neither team are assured of anything yet, but barring a shock result when Mexico take on Jamaica later tonight, Uruguay are out, and Venezuela are through. 

Germany Advances To WWC Semifinals On Penalties

Germany and France were tied at 1-1 after 120 minutes of play and tied 4-4 after eight made penalties. Then Celia Sasic made her second penalty of the day, and Nadine Angerer saved Claire Lavogez’s effort and Germany were through to the semifinals. 

The game was an especially lively one, with both sides showing the class that made them ranked first (Germany) and third (France) in the world.

France made a grab for the lead in the first minute, but Louisa Necib’s shot went wide.