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Good morning, and welcome to Match of the Day Kickabout
Looks amazing out there. The group stages are over,
it is knockout football, lose and you are out.
Also with us today is Leah, who's out there somewhere,
Thanks, Dan, I'm back on Copacabana beach for one last time.
Just like the England team, it is time for me to head back home.
I have had an unbelievable three weeks.
Things are really hotting up, here in Brazil, ahead of the knockout
rounds, starting with his ill versus Chile tonight in Belo Horizonte.
This is where the World Cup really kicks off, and here is what else
We have the next stage of the World Cup covered with our special
I will be taking you on a tour of the building that brings
The FT freestylers Billy and Jeremy are here with alternative penalties
and Phil Neville is with Dan to talk about the highs, lows
Thanks, Leah, so plenty to look forward to
despite England having left Brazil earlier than they may have hoped.
Before flying home there was one more match against Costa Rica
Roy's boys have a few new faces in there, and this is how they got on.
Welcome to Belo Horizonte, glorious sunshine for England's
not so glorious farewell to World Cup 2014.
Forster got across quite brilliantly.
He's onto the return, but it is cleared.
They were going home anyway, but they are going home without
We are joined by former England international and BBC sport pundit,
Philip, you watched England play Costa Rica on Tuesday.
But what it does, it gives some of the England players a chance to
play in a World Cup. Luke Shaw, Ross Barkley and Adam Lallana.
Roy would have been pleased with some of the performances
Overall, though, what do you think is the main reason why England
haven't qualified into the knockout stages of this World Cup?
We have fallen short in fine margins and a defensive mistake against
Uruguay has cost us and in terms of goal-scoring we have created enough
chances, we just have not had the goal-scorer to put that chance away
that would put us into the next round. And Roy Hodgson
is the man to lead this England team, in your eyes?
100%. He has impressed me with a philosophy that he is setting out.
And I think, in two years time, you will see this in with team
This is the point where the World Cup gets really exciting.
Over the next few days 16 teams will play
It is tense, it is dramatic, it is knockout football.
The race is on to become champions of the world.
32 teams, over 100 goals scored, now, 16 contenders remain.
But world cups are not remembered on the group stages.
It is all about what happens from now on.
COMMENTATOR: And we might be set for another World Cup turn-up.
To win, you need skill and you need courage.
This year, the heavyweight contenders are Brazil.
He cut inside and scores, Neymar again.
It has been 24 years since they have reached the final.
They are in form and they have already beaten the champions.
And Germany have come close, but can they finish the job?
Klose flicked onward, and it is in, Germany are level.
Knockout football, you cannot beat it.
The first second-round match is at five o'clock tonight.
Brazil take on Chile, which is live on the BBC for you.
From now on, if the matches end in a draw, there is extra time
This is when even the best players can crumble under pressure.
Perhaps they can learn a thing or two from these two.
Now the group stages are over, there was a good chance that some
of the world 's best players will have to decide their fate
But don't panic, don't worry, we have got this covered.
This is BFT alternative penalty guide.
There is a wide range of penalty styles.
Converting a penalty takes nerves of steel, and
when the pressure is on, the goals seem to get smaller, especially with
thousands of fans behind the goal and millions watching at home.
How are you going to fool the goalie? Let's kick things off.
We are talking top corner placement were no goalkeeper
All right. So he saved it.
You need to be confident in your ability, ice cool in your approach.
Let's see how he deals with this one.
When it comes to it, half of it is how you approach the ball.
Make sure thatyour starting position is side on
and give yourself a few steps of a run-up, taking a few steps
before you strike the ball will help you to pick up momentum, which is
Place your standing foot beside the ball
and bring your kicking foot around the outside of the standing foot.
Swivel your hips and strike the ball with your laces.
Giving the keeper of the eyes is another technique.
It is not easy keeping your eyes on the keeper one you strike the ball.
But we are not going to give them the eyes at all.
Approach the ball as you normally would.
Place your standing foot beside the ball, bring
your leg back and as you follow through, this is the moment that you
Make contact with the ball, look around and pose
for the camera, as the ball flies into the back of the net.
Phil, it takes a little bit of class to try that
I do not want to take a penalty, never mind even try something
Is there any World Cup penalty that you particularly remember?
The one that I remember is Andreas Brehme, in the 1990 World Cup.
With his right. Previously in the tournament he had taken one was
left foot, and although he was left at the time he was right footed.
That was my goal from my life to take a penalty in such
When he was running up, I was thinking, he's left footed, and he
Two-footed players, I used to love them, growing up.
That is the importance of everyone watching at home.
Practice with both your left and right foot.
I would go out outside and practice with my left foot,
We know what the knockout stages are all about.
Let's find out who will be playing in those stages.
Here is our first round up starting with Group A and Group B.
It was all still possible for them to get knocked out.
It did not take too long for the golden boy, Neymar,
to give them the lead, scoring with 100 goal of the World
Cup in Brazil's 100th World Cup game.
Cameroon equalised but Neymar struck again, to restore the lead.
He cuts inside and scores, Neymar again.
Second-half goals from Fred and Fernandinho gave the
Meanwhile, in Recife, Croatia to Mexico to decide who would
The match sprung to life in the final 20 minutes as Mexico
captain Rafael Marquez struck to give them the lead.
Guardado and Hernandez put the game to bed.
Croatia got a late consolation goal but it was too little, too late.
Brazil topped the group, beating Mexico on goal difference.
Croatia finished third and Cameroon are rock bottom without taking
In Group B, it was that man, Arjen Robben, yup mastermind Holman's
progression as they took on chilly in the final game of the group.
It took until the 77th minute for the deadlock to be broken.
Substitute Leroy Fer heading in with his first touch of the game.
The result was secured in added time as a youngster converted
This means that Holland have have not lost
In the remaining games, Spain and Australia where playing
for pride, with the countries knowing that they were
Goals from David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata
restored some pride for Spain, but it was all in vain.
Holland win the group, taking maximum points with
This means that in the neck wrung, Brazil will be hosting Chile
and Holland will be taking on Mexico tomorrow for a place
BBC Radio Five Live commentator Conor McNamara is sending us
We have seen them already, that incredible match between Spain
He has spoken to Danny Mills about eating chicken hearts.
This week I have been doing a lot of flying around Brazil.
If you find yourself working in a World Cup you have got a lot
And you have got to make sure that you are sharp.
I found a good way of waking myself up in the morning.
It is not until you come to Brazil that you get the feeling
You get on a plane for a long haul flight, and still be
The distance between Rio de Janeiro and Manaus is actually greater than
the distance between London and Moscow.
When you are travelling around Brazil during all these games, it is
very important that you keep on top of your research and preparation.
Often you will find yourself turning the most unusual places
into your own private office to do some research.
I wanted to give you a look at the notes I use during a commentary.
This is a system I have had over the years.
I used a hand write out these stickers and over the years I have
started printing them up on computers and putting pictures of
It takes ten hours to research any one game and soon
as that game is finished, those nose are in the bin and you start making
I look forward to talking to you next week on Match of the Day
Group C, runaway leaders Colombia wrapped up maximum points in style.
Japan could still qualify by beating the South Americans.
Cuadrado converted a penalty to give Colombia the lead,
Martinez then struck twice before the impressive Rodriguez
Colombia had four shots on target all game and scored them all.
It was more tense affair between Greece and Ivory Coast,
with both teams still able to make it to the next round.
Greece went in front thanks to Samarys,
but the Ivory Coast hit back through Swansea striker Wilfried Bony.
It is Wilfried Bony, it is 1-1, and Ivory Coast are right back
Then drama as the match entered stoppage time with Greece winning a
late penalty and Georgia summer as, was the coolest person in result.
Colombia finished first with Greece in second.
Ivory Coast came close but can only finish above bottom placed Japan.
In Group D, all eyes were on Italy and Uruguay to see you would be
The deadlock was broken when Diego Godin headed in an 80th minute
But they had to do it without star striker Luis Suarez who now faces
Costa Rica top Group B with Uruguay also qualifying.
In the next round Colombia face Uruguay this evening
whilst Costa Rica will play Greece tomorrow. When
we are watching the football at home, sometimes it is easy to forget
about all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, especially like a
huge turbulent! I am at the International Broadcast Centre. This
is at the heart of the whole turn a month. The BBC are just one of 161
different broadcasters here. If this place did not run seamlessly, we
would not see all the action back home. Let's take a quick look
around! This is the master control room and the guys behind me can see
every camera across every city in Brazil. That is a lot to take in!
The people working here don't get to enjoy Copacabana Beach, but they do
have this! All of this will be taken down eventually. So, if you ever
wondered how many cameras there were at the match, there are actually 34.
This is the main camera, number one. It gives you a nice wide view of the
beach. The cable camera is amazing. It follows the ball, anticipating
passes. You might have noticed these cranes on the pitch when you have
been watching a game. The person operating does cranes are scanning
the match the whole time and if they think there is going to be a goal,
they sweep right down so you can get that perfect view. I favoured camera
so far has to be the beauty camera. What it does is it slows down a
tackle or a header. It makes the whole World Cup so intense. You get
a flavour of what this big tournament is all about.
Still to come, we are rounding up the rest of the groups. We have the
top haircuts of the journeyman, but, first, there has been some amazing
goals and here is another one of your favourites.
We are back with another favourite call from the World Cup. This time
it is all about Arjen Robben. It was one of the best games of the group
sisters, Holland beating Spain 5-1. Arjen Robben give out a Dutch
masterclass. Sergio Ramos was the last man for Spain, but Arjen Robben
ran straight past him, amazingly quick. With two Spanish defenders to
beat, he smashes it into the net. What a goal!
Argentina had already qualified doctor, Nigeria team who had it all
to play for. It turned into a battle between these two, with each player
scoring twice in a five goal thriller. Lionel Messi scored first,
but it was cancelled out straightaway. Just before half-time
Lionel Messi had the chance to become joint top scorer, and he did
this. Extraordinary! Minutes into the
second half, Nigeria scored again, and the super Eagles were level once
more. Their joy was short lived, as Argentina soon one at. Iran still
had a chance of going through as they faced bottom of the group
Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two goals from Bosnia meant they had an update
-- an uphill struggle. The Europeans wrapped up the points. Argentina win
the group with maximum points, followed by Nigeria.
France played Ecuador. France struggled to break the deadlock.
Elsewhere, Switzerland beat Honduras 3-0. This secured their passage into
the last 16. So, France won the group, followed by Switzerland.
Throughout the World Cup, John Farnworth has been swapping Brazil
with black pool -- a Blackpool to bring you some special World Cup
trick. -- bricks. Unfortunately, I could not get to
Brazil but it does not mean I cannot get involved in the World Cup
action. I am John Farnworth, and this is Match of the Day Kicking The
Bin. This week's trick is called the
rainbow. A key player -- players have done this, but the master has
to be LA. Do this trick when you are running quickly, and you will take
the defenders by surprise. To do this movie will run up to the ball
in the straight line. Once she approached the body pictured
non-next to the ball, mated with your other that then flickered over
your head. The power is generated from your back foot. The more power
you can get over your head, the better. It takes a bit of black
this, but once you got it, you will be doing it like a true Brazilian
master. Amazing skills, John. He will be
back with another Kicking The Bin Brazil style next week. Now, more
World Cup news. Since Holland cruised through to the next round
they have been taking it easy in training. The Dutch were letting
their kids have a kickabout. Holland are playing Mexico in their
second-round match and here is the Mexican manager celebrating their
midweek win over creation. Do you think he is excited? One guy he is
not celebrating is enchanted Dell Bosque. He will do anything to get
to the next round. That is the Chile bus! If you are supporting a team
that is still in the World Cup, let us know. You could be on the show
next week. E-mail us! You laughed at home have been busy
on our website, love and some of the crazy hairstyles in the World Cup.
In the meantime, here is a collection of our favourite so far.
It is another chance as well to see Brazilian hairdresser Mauro
Shampoo. MUSIC: Get A Haircut And Get A Real
Job. Some real beauties in there. Any
particular favourites? Asamoah Gyan. As commentator, he has a number on
his head. I am a big fan of Marouane Fellaini's air. You have played with
him. When you have a haircut like that, does it make it harder for the
defenders to get near you? It makes him so big! We were on an aeroplane
to America and he was sitting in the seat in front. With pitiful packet
of dry roasted peanuts in his hair and he didn't have a clue! That is
what football is get up to in their spare time! Here is our final group
stage round-up. In Group G, there was the chance
that everything could qualify as they kick off their last games.
Germany made sure they won their group after this Thomas Muller
strike was the difference in 1-0 win the USA. He joins the top scorers on
four goals. Cristiano Ronaldo is one player who would be winning the
Golden boots as his Portugal team are heading home. In their game
against Jana, and uncle put them in the lead before Asamoah Gyan level.
He becomes the lead old score in World Cup history. Portugal one late
on. Germany win the group with seven points and the USA also go through
with four points. In the final group, it was Belgian who took
maximum points after beating South Korea 1-0. The last game of the
group stages saw a cheery take on Russia. Russia took the lead after
just six minutes. Algeria scored a controversial equaliser after
Russian goalkeeper had a laser is shone in his face from the crowd.
The game ended 1-1. That means Russia have gone out of the World
Cup in the group stages in their last three World Cups.
So, the group stages are over. It is now win or bust. What team should be
the? I can't see past the South American teams. I think Chile have a
great chance of beating Brazil. My money is on Argentina. They are
peaking at the right time. How important is it that he remembered
to -- remember to enjoy the World Cup? The South American slickers if
they are enjoying it. They do. You see them at the training ground,
coming into the stadium, smiles on their faces. The European teams are
so serious. Maybe it is something we need to learn. Your one team to win
it? Argentina. There you go. Thank you so much. It is goodbye from both
of us. Let's hand over to Lea with the final word from the beach.
It is good that -- goodbye from me here in Brazil. I have had an
unbelievable time. I will never forget the opening game, watching
Brazil beat Croatia. The atmosphere was electric. I also remember Chile
dumping spinner the competition. For now, I will leave you with some of
the best goals of the tournament so far, from what has been the best
World Cup ever. What a strike!
What a goal! It is the equaliser! Extraordinary!
Could this be Naomi's worst nightmare?
SHE SHRIEKS Too scuttly!
And she's facing her biggest fears yet.