Argentina 1 Iran 0
The unheralded hero of Argentina struck again and this time in thrilling fashion. Lionel Messi came through in the clutch in the 91st minute to deliver a goal and send his team to the Round of 16. Iran was the big underdog but was able to hold off Argentina until the superstar delivered a remarkable goal from outside of the box. Iran has one point and Argentina leads Group F with six.
Germany 2 Ghana 2
Ghana bounced back from a loss to the United States in spectacular fashion, managing a draw against powerhouse Germany. Ghana outplayed Germany and controlled the tempo for much of the match but they couldn't retake the lead after an equilizing and record-breaking goal from Miroslav Klose in the 71st minute. Ghana now has one point and Germany has four.
Nigeria 1 Bosnia 0
Bosnia is eliminated from the tournament after losing 1-0 to Nigeria. Plenty of controversy surrounds the match after Bosnia was unjustly stripped of a goal by Edin Dzeko after he was called offside though the replay revealed otherwise. The lone goal of the match came in the 29th minute when Odenwingie scored off of the pretty build up from Emenike. Nigeria has four points and have one final game against Argentina.
Belgium and Russia square off in what looks to be a promising match. Beligum barely edged Algeria 2-1 after going down 1-0 early on in the game. Russia drew in their first match against South Korea after a major goalkeeping gaff from Akinfee. The two are meeting for the ninth time and Russia holds the all-time record 4-3-1.
Algeria and South Korea headline the second game today, representing Group H. Algeria played Belgium tough but couldn't outlast the Belgians and dropped the game 2-1. South Korea barely held on to a 1-1 tie against Russia. This is the second ever game between the two sides, and Korea holds the all-time record 1-0-0.
Drum roll please. This is the moment we've all been impatiently waiting for. United States square off against Portugal with coverage beginning 5:30 p.m. ET. The US won their opening match against Ghana thanks to a late header from John Brooks (let's not forget the ball was delivered flawlessly from Graham Zusi, go terps). Portugal was blown out in their opening match against Germany but played most of it short-handed thanks to a red card from top class defender Pepe. With Pepe suspended for this match, Ronaldo aching and Fabio Coentrao out for the rest of the Cup.
Players to watch
Belgium: #10 Eden Hazard, midfielder
Russia: #19 Alexander Samedov, midfielder
Algeria: #10 Sofiane Feghouli, midfielder
South Korea: #9 Son Heung Min, forward
United States: #8 Clint Dempsey, midfielder
Portugal: #7 Christiano Ronaldo, midfielder