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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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Uruguay 1-0 Mexico: the best two sides from Group A progress

June 22, 2010
Uruguay 1-0 Mexico: the best two sides from Group A progress

A strange match, considering both teams’ prisoner’s dilemma in this final group game.
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Chile 1-0 Switzerland: Chile deserve win but might regret wasting chances

June 21, 2010
Chile 1-0 Switzerland: Chile deserve win but might regret wasting chances

A clash of two styles. Attacking v defensive, fluid v rigid, quick v slow, short passing v long ball. Chile emerge victorious, though it should have been a greater victory, and they were helped by a red card.
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Portugal 7-0 North Korea: Korean defence pushes up, Portugal exploit the space

June 21, 2010
Portugal 7-0 North Korea: Korean defence pushes up, Portugal exploit the space

A crushing victory in a game that was extremely tight for the first half hour.
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Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast: Brazil always in control

June 20, 2010
Brazil 3-1 Ivory Coast: Brazil always in control

Classic Brazil under Dunga. A comfortable victory, won by controlling the ball when they have it, and controlling the space when they don’t.
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