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That is a great ball, he is onside. Robin Van Persie, what a great
That is a great ball, he is onside. goal! A bit of skill from Neymar!
Lionel Messi, takes it up again, and he dances away, and he scores!
Thomas Muller now for Germany, 1-0! What a shot! What a strike!
Good morning, welcome to much Of The Day kickabout from the beautiful
city of Rio de Janeiro. I am still so disappointed after England's
defeat on Thursday, they deserved so much better, and why did it have to
be Luis Suarez who dashed Aled Jones? Not the start we were hoping
for but many positives to take. Fear not, there is still so much to look
forward to from this World Cup. We will relive England's must win group
D match against Uruguay from Thursday night with the help of some
fanatical young fans. Former England star and BBC pundit Rio Ferdinand
gives his thoughts on the tournament so far. We have got Conor
McNamara's video diary, the Kicking The Bin, Brazilian style, and we
will keep you up-to-date with the action so far. I don't know if you
can make out, but in between the two hills that is the stadium which is
the spiritual home of football in Brazil, which is also where the
final will take place in 22 days time. It has already hosted two of
the biggest games of the tournament so far, it is worth Lionel Messi
scored the Argentina -- distiller for Argentina last Sunday and Spain
played out a thriller on Wednesday. First, let's take a look at England,
and for that I need to introduce my special co-host.
Thursday night was an emotional roller-coaster, to say the least.
Millions were glued to their TV screens, including Millicom and Luke
and Ethan, who let the kickabout cameras into their living rooms.
Thursday night, the country came to a standstill as England played
Uruguay. Dad, we are home. Come on, England! The football is on! If
England lose another much, they are out. As Stevie G let the lads onto
the pitch, Ethan, Millie, and Luke, sat down to find out if England
could stop Luis Suarez. Daniel Sturridge! Sterling! Henderson! At
least our team knows it! 2-1. God save the Queen!
Joe Hart has to get down sharply. Waste of time, it was a waste of
time. Caught by surprise from Luis Suarez, I don't think he meant it.
What times the coming? Bow! It has whistled over Joe Hart's crossbar.
Why is the goalkeeper crying? I think he is very sad. In from
Gerard... Off the bar! Wayne Rooney came in, and came so close. Look how
high he got. I can go way higher. Suarez on the end of it! Luis Suarez
gives Uruguay the lead! Oh, no! He deserved it, though, Luis Suarez.
Brilliant movement from deserved it, though, Luis Suarez.
Liverpool man. Suarez picked his spot. He does not miss those.
Uruguay one, England now. Rooney, here's storage. Daniel Sturridge
goes for golf. -- goes for all. England corner. The pizzas are
here! Suarez with the corner, nearly went in again. The second time
Suarez has tried that trick. What a save! Misses his chance.
Across to Rooney! Brilliant said. So close, Rooney. Leighton Baines
getting a good cross, great composure from Wayne Rooney. Nicely
done, Johnson, nicely done. Johnson's cross, Rooney's there!
Rooney! Rooney! Wayne Rooney's first ever World Cup finals
Rooney! Rooney! Wayne Rooney's first goal! Uruguay's resistance has been
broken down! There is no slack here, it is Luis Suarez... -- no flag
here. I am gutted. One of the simplest goals you will ever see.
England lost concentration. Most crucially of all, they lost Luis
Suarez. The dog has got the right idea, sleeping. Why is he crying?
Rooney got his goal for the first time. Call me mad, but one day I
think we're going to win the World Cup. England gave their all. One
goal wasn't enough tonight. Uruguay two, England one.
It didn't happen for England, mainly because of Luis Suarez. What makes
him so special. What I liked
about Suarez' game the other day, he wasn't ready, we all know that,
but he's intelligent enough to know where he has to be and take
his chances when he has to take What can young viewers learn from
this? England are out of the competition, but looking ahead,
looking to the future, some of the younger players played really well.
He were you particularly impressed with? Sterling was good for club and
country, he is tricky, and you would hate to play against him.
Barkley's got tremendous ability on the ball.
And hopefully, in the next two or three years, they'll train on
So it's important we don't become too miserable!
You can't get any more miserable than you are!
We've already been treated to some great matches and brilliant goals.
My personal favourite is Robin van Persie's diving header
against Spain, but this next lot don't agree.
They've been recreating Daniel Sturridge's goal
Over the course of the World Cup, me and this flat will recreate some of
the best golf of the tournament so far. This week we will start with
Daniel Sturridge. England were one - following a clinical strike. But
just two minutes later, England were back in business. Rahim sterling
picks up a loose ball and drive it forward. He plays it ready and
bought a Rooney on the left. Rooney controls the ball beautifully with
his left foot, and he hits an amazing cross, right into the path
of Daniel Sturridge, who strikes the ball. Good ball from Rooney, good
finish from storage! England were backing the game. England level
instantly! And the celebration wasn't bad, either.
Welcome back to where the Junior it. There were not many teams going into
their second game under as much pressure as defending world
champions Spain, when they lost their opening game against Holland
they knew the game against Chile on Wednesday was win or bust. We will
look back at that in a moment, but first, here is a reminder of what it
is all about. A great deal of pace by Spain. For
any child who has ever made the, this is where dreams can take you.
Tactics and team play, individual brilliance. The Spanish are
outnumbered but they still kept the ball. Broken for Barbara Bass. In
the this is in! Van Persie! What a fantastic role!
2-1! He has made it three, and Robin van Persie puts out pay for. They
could be a fifth, there should be a fifth... There is a fifth!
It is Wednesday afternoon here in Rio, and who would have thought at
the beginning of the tournament, only after their second game, Spain
could be potentially heading home. Earlier today, Holland beat
Australia pre-2, which makes today's game ever more important.
For the last six years, Spain has graced us with that tiki-taka style
of play, but could that be about to come to an end? I am about to find
out. It could open up here. It is a
way... Superb play! A superb goal. Sanchez, who plays his football in
Spain, with Barcelona, goes the goal. That income of 2-0! Spaying or
it, big hole now. I would have caught that. Let's take nothing away
from the finish, it is an average free kick. He should catch that all
day. That will do it for the first half.
Spain are in big trouble here will stop if it stays like this, the
champions are going out of the World Cup. So, that's it, half-time. Chile
have come out attacking. If you listen carefully, you can hear the
Chile bands out there in the stand, we are in the media centre, and when
they scored the first goal, then the second, the cheers, the almighty
war, it was absolutely incredible. All of the journalists behind B,
from all over the world, will be filing back that story right now,
and it could be the biggest story so far in the World Cup, defending
champions Spain heading home. And it's back in! It was a aureus
opportunity. I am starting to think it might not be there might -- eight
glorious opportunity. A push behind there. They won't mind
that. He looks for gold... Goode said. A fine save. Just as Italy did
four years ago, Spain are out, and the group stage hasn't even finished
yet. The defending champions are out of the World Cup. The Final Score,
Spain now, Chile two. You feel so bad, because you have six years of
being the champions -- four years of being the champions. I think he is
getting a bit old. That is it, full-time and Spain are out of the
World Cup. They still have one more match to go against Australia but
there is no way of them catching the likes of the Netherlands and Chile.
Chile, On The Other Hand, have bags of energy and their supporters are
absolutely amazing. You never know, they could go all the way, just like
Spain, and win the tournament. Group A is wide open as we head
in to the final round of matches. Brazil and Mexico both won
their opening games, and, as they took to the field on Wednesday,
emotions were running high. For millions of Brazilians, Neymar
might have been the man of the moment but he was outshone by Mexico
stopper Guillermo Ochoa, who put Terrific reflexes
from the goalkeeper. In the other match in Group A,
Cameroon and Croatia knew that a loss
for either team and they were out. But the Croatians came through
and live to fight another day. Mandzukic's second,
Croatia's fourth. That leaves Group A wide open,
with Brazil and Mexico joint top Over in Group C,
things are a bit more clear. Colombia followed
a brilliant win over Greece with Quintero to his right-hand side,
onside, Quintero... So, we know how Group B
and D are shaping up, In the other opening match of
the group, dark horses Switzerland came from behind to beat Ecuador
2-1, thanks to this late winner. With less than 30 seconds to play,
Seferovic wins it for the Swiss! While France kicked
off their tournament with a brilliant 3-0 win over Honduras
in a match that had the first goal And the goalline technology
has ruled it's in! And in the second round of matches,
Switzerland took on France for a guaranteed place
in the second round. And it was France who were the first
team to progress out of the group. The battle for second will come
down to the final round of games. 26 incredible games down, just
another 38 to go, but you can watch all the games and highlights across
the BBC. Stick with us, still to come, another kick in the bin, we
will hear from Rio Ferdinand, and did you know not all games are
taking place here? There are matches all across Brazil. It is the size of
mainland Europe, but we have got a man on the road, telling us all
about this beautiful country. Good morning, welcome to the latest
edition of my video diary. I have woken up in a different city,
Brasilia. There is a different feel to the city, it is not like Rio de
Janeiro or Sao Paulo, there are no beaches, it is inland, this is where
the government buildings are, and it has got a different feel from most
of the other World Cup cities. I have to introduce you to Jefferson,
he looks just like Neymar, and he can play just like him as well!
After sharing a lift into town with Pat Nevin, I meet up with another
colleague. Danny Mills, you are the MasterChef, what have you made of
the Brazilian food? It is fantastic, very fresh, the black beans are the
staple diet. Meat is massive here. Beef, chicken, the food is
exceptional. Spicy? Normally, the smaller a chilli is, the hotter it
is. It has got a bit of a kick! What is your favourite dish? I have
really enjoyed the chicken hearts, not something you normally get. I am
not sure Ian Dennis would have bought into those, he is a steak and
chips man. I have been very impressed by the food. We have got
the Brazilian food to enjoy as well. We have seen some great football on
the pitch, a bit of controversy off it, we have experienced the culture
and cuisine in Brazil, and now I am off to commentate on another game
tomorrow. Talk to you again next week on MOTD Kickabout.
, freestyle extraordinaire has been dazzling us all season with his
skills. He is bringing some of his best Brazilian party tricks during
the World Cup. I could not get to Brazil, but it
does not mean I cannot get involved in the World Cup action. I am John,
this is kick in the bin, Brazil style.
This week's trick, it was inspired by one of the Brazilian greats. This
is how to do it. To do this, you need to master two
things. Flick the ball into the air, from one foot to the other. Once it
is in the air, we flick from one side to the other. This should be
done in one fluid motion. Once you have mastered that, you have done
it. Things are shaping up as you may
have expected in Group F. Argentina took on Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was
an own goal and this piece of Lionel Messi magic that proved to be the
difference. Argentina lead, but Bosnia-Herzegovina need to get off
the mark in their next match, against Nigeria. Group G was thought
to be the group of death, with all four teams looking like they could
qualify, but the first game may have changed that. 1-0! Mats Hummels is
there, too-0, Germany. It is 3-0! Thomas Muller has a hat-trick! He
scored the first hat-trick of the competition as Germany run riot.
scored the first hat-trick of the Portugal were not helped by the
sending-off of Pepe after his unnecessary red card. In the other
match, between Ghana and the USA, very late drama. Clint Dempsey
scored the fifth fastest goal in World Cup history to put the USAF Ed
after 29 seconds. Ghana equalised, but an 86th minute header from John
Brooks bullet for the Americans. John Brooks has headed in for the
USA! Look what that means to him. It leaves Germany and USA level on
three points and Portugal rooted to the bottom. The last group to get
underway was Group H, with Belgium making the early running, as they
came back to beat Algeria 2-1. The dark horses avoided an early slip-up
and secured all three points. In the final first-round game, Russia could
only manage a draw against South Korea, who failed to win in the
opening match for the first time in five World Cups. The Russian
goalkeeper made this blunder to let South Korea score. But then the
Russian became his country's all-time top goal-scorer. Culturally
be way, but they have got Russia next, and anything can happen as we
go into the next round of fixtures. It is nearly a week ago since Lionel
Messi Scawby wonder goal to light up the Maracana, and one man watching
the match inside the stadium live was Rio Ferdinand. I caught up with
him to find out what the atmosphere was like when he scored and how Rio
is finding Rio. I could tell my grandkids I was in
the Maracana to see Li Na messy score a great goal. Dash-mac Lionel
Messi school a great goal. It was an unbelievable atmosphere, the fans
were there for hours before kick-off, singing their songs. How
did you rate him? He was finding his feet a bit in the first half,
everybody was disappointed, then he turned it up a bit, and he did what
he does best. Lionel Messi! The big guns in the World Cup doing their
things on the pitch. Yes, you want to see the big players performing.
They have been working hard towards these tournaments, these are
defining moments in their careers, I love to see them do well. Who has
impressed you? Germany. Cold, efficient unit, they look like a
real team, they know what they are doing, they have played together for
a long time, they took Portugal apart. It is 3-0, and this game
looks all over already. You have played with Cristiano Ronaldo, what
will be going through his head? Big disappointment from 18 perspective,
he wants to make his mark on this tournament, he will be looking to
come out firing in the next game. Have you got yourself on the beach,
playing with the local kids? Yes, I have had a good time with some of
the locals. Rio Ferdinand, what a legend, and
speaking of that Argentina match last Sunday, check out Lionel Messi
accidentally missing a handshake. But when the match was over, the
Argentina captain tracked down the young fan and gave him a moment he
will never forget, incredible. Rio digital era may be the carnival
capital, but the singing and dancing has happened throughout Brazil. We
saw the locals dancing with Ghana's team, and even the referees got in
on the act. Further proof that the World Cup is the biggest tournament
in the universe. Whilst you watch the games on your couch, these
astronauts are watching from space. I am sure they have seen a huge
interesting things during the World Cup, and so have you.
Busted! Keep those comments coming in. You can choose the craziest
hairstyle of the tournament so far on the website, you have until 8pm
on Sunday to cast your vote. Goodbye.
There you have it, we are on again at the same time next week, 8am on
BBC Two and the CBBC channel. If you can stay up until 8pm tonight, you
will be able to see Germany take on Ghana. Have a snooze this afternoon,
you will be OK! I know we have covered all the best goals of the
tournament, but I know you love your skills, and we have had a fair few
of those. See you next week.