clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Knockout Stage Day 2: Euro Punishers

New, comment

The second day of the knockout stage smiled to the group winners as Netherlands overcame Mexico thanks to the 12th Orange player and Costa Rica impressively played against Greece with 10 man for half of the match and won the penalty shootouts.

Paul Gilham

NETHERLANDS 2-1 MEXICO

Annoying games like this one have become a norm in the football world. Netherlands probably has one of the worst goalkeepers in the last 16 who let Dos Santos score a relatively easy long shot in 49th minute. Netherlands had only Robben playing and diving. The draw goal was scored from a Robben played corner received by substitute Huntelaar header for Shneijder to brace the ball in the back of the net. Robben continued his diving until the referee awarded the penalty kick to send Mexico packing. Netherlands is going to have a difficult time playing against any other South American or North American team.

GREECE 1-1 (p 3-5) COSTA RICA

It was a historic day for Costa Rica as they reached the quarterfinals over opponents Greece with difficulty. Costa Rica scored the lead goal at minute 52 but lost a player for a straight red 8 minutes after and was forced to hold the Greeks to a draw for the remaining half an hour. Sokratis denied the 90 minutes win and scored a last minute equalizer to send the match into extra time. Costa Rica impressively held down Greece to a draw with 10 men for the remaining half an hour before the penalty shootout. With three goals each, Costa Rica added a fourth and goalkeeper Navas denied Greece the fourth goal for Costa Rica to score the fifth and make history.

GROUP STAGE STANDINGS

Group A

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

Brazil

3

2

1

-

7

2

+5

7

Mexico

3

2

1

-

4

1

+3

7

Croatia

3

1

-

2

6

6

0

3

Cameron

3

-

-

3

1

9

-8

0

Group B

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

Netherlands

3

3

-

-

10

3

+7

9

Chile

3

2

-

1

5

3

+2

6

Spain

3

1

-

2

4

7

-3

3

Australia

3

-

-

3

3

9

-6

0

Group C

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

Colombia

3

3

-

-

9

2

+7

9

Greece

3

1

1

1

2

4

-2

4

Ivory Coast

3

1

-

2

4

5

-1

3

Japan

3

-

1

2

2

6

-4

1

Group D

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

Costa Rica

3

2

1

-

4

1

+3

7

Uruguay

3

2

-

1

4

4

0

6

Italy

3

1

-

1

2

3

-1

3

England

3

-

1

2

2

4

-2

1

Group E

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

France

3

2

1

-

8

2

+6

7

Switzerland

3

2

-

1

7

6

+1

6

Ecuador

3

1

1

1

3

3

0

4

Honduras

3

-

-

3

1

8

-7

0

Group F

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

Argentina

3

3

-

-

6

3

+3

9

Nigeria

3

1

1

1

3

3

0

4

Bosnia-Herzegovina

3

1

-

2

4

4

0

3

Iran

3

-

1

2

2

3

-1

1

Group G

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

Germany

3

2

1

-

7

2

+5

7

USA

3

1

1

1

4

4

0

4

Portugal

3

1

1

1

4

7

-3

4

Ghana

3

-

1

2

4

6

-2

1

Group H

Team

Played

W

D

L

For

Against

GD

Points

Belgium

3

3

-

-

4

1

+3

9

Algeria

3

1

2

-

6

5

+1

4

Russia

3

-

2

1

2

3

-1

2

Korea Republic

3

-

1

2

3

6

-3

1

Golden Boot

Name

Team

Goals

James

Colombia

5

Neymar

Brazil

4

Messi

Argentina

4

Mueller

Germany

4

Robben

Netherlands

3

Van Persie

Netherlands

3

Benzema

France

3

Shaqiri

Switzerland

3

Cahill

Australia

2

Mandzukic

Croatia

2

Ruiz

Costa Rica

2

Gyan

Ghana

2

Suarez

Uruguay

2

Memphis

Netherlands

2

Perisic

Croatia

2

Jackson

Colombia

2

Ayew

Ghana

2

Musa

Nigeria

2

Slimani

Algeria

2

Dempsey

USA

2

Sanchez

Chile

2

Peralta

Mexico

1

Alonso

Spain

1

De Vrij

Netherlands

1

Valdivia

Chile

1

Beausejour

Chile

1

Armero

Colombia

1

Gutierrez

Colombia

1

Cavani

Uruguay

1

Campbell

Costa Rica

1

Duarte

Costa Rica

1

Urena

Costa Rica

1

Marchisio

Italy

1

Balotelli

Italy

1

Sturridge

England

1

Bony

Ivory Coast

1

Gervinho

Ivory Coast

1

Honda

Japan

1

Valencia

Ecuador

1

Mehmedi

Switzerland

1

Seferovic

Switzerland

1

Ibisevic

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Hummels

Germany

1

Brooks

USA

1

Feghouli

Algeria

1

Fellani

Belgium

1

Mertens

Belgium

1

K H Lee

Korea Republic

1

Kerzhakov

Russia

1

Jedinak

Australia

1

Vargas

Chile

1

Aranguiz

Chile

1

Olic

Croatia

1

Quintero

Colombia

1

Rooney

England

1

Dzemaili

Switzerland

1

Xhaka

Switzerland

1

Matuidi

France

1

Giroud

France

1

Valbuena

France

1

Sissoko

France

1

Odemwingie

Nigeria

1

Origi

Belgium

1

H M Son

Korea Republic

1

J C Koo

Korea Republic

1

Hallichi

Algeria

1

Brahimi

Algeria

1

Djabou

Algeria

1

Fer

Netherlands

1

Torres

Spain

1

Villa

Spain

1

Mata

Spain

1

Matip

Cameron

1

Fernandinho

Brazil

1

Fred

Brazil

1

Marquez

Mexico

1

Hernandez

Mexico

1

Guardado

Mexico

1

Godin

Uruguay

1

Okazaki

Japan

1

Cuadrado

Colombia

1

Rojo

Argentina

1

Dzeko

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Pjanic

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Vrsajevic

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

Boye

Portugal

1

Ronaldo

Portugal

1

Vertonghen

Belgium

1

Kokorin

Russia

1

Luiz

Brazil

1

Dos Santos

Mexico

1

Huntelaar

Netherlands

1

Shneijder

Netherlands

1

Sokratis

Greece

1

CONTINENTS PERCETAGE QUALIFICATION TO THE ROUND OF 16:

Qualification Section

Number of Teams

Qualified to Knockout Stage

Ratio

Percentage

North, Central America & Caribbean

4

3

3/4

75%

South America

6

5

5/6

83%

Europe

13

6

6/13

46%

Africa

5

2

2/5

40%

Asia

4

0

0

0%

Oceania

0

0

0

0%

*Indicates that there is still team(s) with undecided results in the last day of group stage

CONTINENTS PERCETAGE QUALIFICATION TO QUARTERFINALS:

Qualification Section

Round of 16

Qualified To Quarterfinals

Ratio

Percentage

North, Central America & Caribbean

3

1 (1)

1/3

33%

South America

5

2 (1)

2/5

40%

Europe

6

1 (4)

1/6

0

Africa

2

0 (2)

0

0

Knockout Stage is Shaping Up:

ROUND OF 16

QUARTER FINALS

SEMI FINAL

FINAL

CHAMPION

BRAZIL

1*

BRAZIL

CHILE

1

COLOMBIA

2

COLOMBIA

ECUADOR

0

FRANCE

NIGERIA

GERMANY

ALGERIA

BELGIUM

THIRD PLACE

USA

ARGENTINA

SWITZERLAND

COSTA RICA

1**

COSTA RICA

GREECE

1

NETHERLANDS

2

NETHERLANDS

MEXICO

1

*Brazil won 3-2 penalty shootouts

**Costa Rica won 5-3 in penalty shootouts

Day 18 Matches:

FRANCE VS NIGERIA