Kw-logo-smaller

World Cup 2010: Day 5 Recap

Jun 15, 2010

The group of death was in action during Day 5 of the World Cup in South Africa. The games were all pretty close. Brazil narrowly beat North Korea, and there were no goals in the tie between Portugal and the Ivory Coast. The other game involved New Zealand and Slovakia, who really had an exciting match… let’s look at the details:


Brazil 2 North Korea 1

Brazil is the best soccer country in the World and North Korea sure gave them a run for their money. Everyone was expecting a blowout of Brazilian offense, but the game endly closely with a final score of 2-1 for Brazil. .


Brazil Goal!Brazil Goal!

Maicon scored the first Brazilian goal from a tight angle to give the five-time World Cup Champs the lead in the 55th minute, and Elano added another goal with a one-touch shot from inside the box after a perfect pass from Robinho in the 72nd. North Korea surprised everyone scoring a goal in the last minute of regulation time, but they had no chances to tie as the game ended quickly after the goal.


Ivory Coast 0 Portugal 0

The big story of this game was the entry of Didier Drogba and his injured arm. Didier is one of the greatest soccer players in the World, and the Ivory Coast really need his help playing in a group with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo. You would think that Didier and Cristiano would get the offense going but this match was played very cautiously and neither team was able to score at all.


Cristiano is the ManoCristiano is the Mano

Cristiano was the closest to score. He actually made a great strike that hit the post from 30 yards. Didier only came into the game during the 66th minute, so he really didn’t get much time to work his magic. With this game ending scoreless, Brazil takes the early one goal lead in the group of death.


New Zealand 1 Slovakia 1

Keep your shirt on!Keep your shirt on!

With no one really expecting much from Slovakia and New Zealand, the two low-ranked countries put forth an entertaining game anyways. Slovakia scored the opener quite early and in the dying seconds of the game, Winston Reid helped New Zealand survive by deflecting in the tying goal keeping New Zealand’s hope of advancing to the next round still alive. Winston was so happy to score, that he stripped off his shirt and danced in celebration. I guess no one told Winston that taking off your clothes isn’t allowed and he received a yellow card. One more yellow at his next game could turn red... keep your clothes on Winston!


The World Cup closes up the first round on Day 6. Who do you think is the best team so far? Let us know in the comments…


Related Stories:
>
>

readers voted!

Comments

there are 0 comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like it!

latest videos

F1149722805718

Are You Watching The World Cup?

  • For sure - I'm a soccer fanatic.
  • I'll watch the final game, but that's about all.
  • No, I'd rather play soccer outside.
  • No - I'd rather watch baseball or the NBA Finals.

related stories

Micro_w micro
Almost all the countries have now played their first game of the World Cup in South Africa. There...
Micro_w micro
Someone has finally stepped forward at the World Cup and said “We are the Leaders” as Germany put...
Micro_s micro
Day 2 at the World Cup in South Africa held three great matches between some of the biggest conte...

Sports in the forums

SportyGirl6
SportyGirl6 posted in Hockey:
Is this forum about ice hockey or field hockey?
reply 1 day
fireflames
fireflames posted in Basketball:
Suke is the best or kentucky
reply 1 day
kevin11mustangGT
welp raiders are 0-10 that's just bad there hope they can get at-least one win this year lol
reply 3 days
RockealMondelo
ALABAMA RULES AUBURN SUCKS
reply 3 days
Ilovemyniece
Ronaldo,all dat beauty tho
reply 4 days

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Ow_fright_ad_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...