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Portugal 0-0 Brazil: two solid defences, and little creativity

June 25, 2010
Portugal 0-0 Brazil: two solid defences, and little creativity

A quiet game with both sides content to take a point – Brazil are the winners of the group, Portugal are the runners-up – but which, if either, will face Spain?
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Japan 3-1 Denmark: two free-kicks settle the game

June 25, 2010
Japan 3-1 Denmark: two free-kicks settle the game

A straight play-off for the knockout rounds, with the draw favouring Japan. They didn’t need that safety net, and won the game convincingly.
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Slovakia 3-2 Italy: Vittek’s hold-up play the key to victory

June 24, 2010
Slovakia 3-2 Italy: Vittek’s hold-up play the key to victory

A crushing defeat for Italy, but a deserved win for Slovakia, who had a more cohesive side and a clearer gameplan.
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England 1-0 Slovenia: England more balanced and better in possession

June 23, 2010
England 1-0 Slovenia: England more balanced and better in possession

A much improved performance from England that sees them narrowly progress into the knockout stages of the competition. Slovenia looked to be through at full-time, but a late goal from Landon Donovan against Algeria sends them out.
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Germany 1-0 Ghana: Ghana pay the price for not picking up Özil, but both progress

June 23, 2010
Germany 1-0 Ghana: Ghana pay the price for not picking up Özil, but both progress

Like yesterday’s Uruguay v Mexico game – a strange contest, because both teams were happy with the scoreline as it stood for most of the second half.
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