Since then, Portugal has beaten Iran 2-0 to book their place in the last 16. Ghana kept their World Cup dreams by stepping up a gear and beat a striker-less Czech 2-0. USA did likewise when they drew with Italy 1-1.
Japan also kept their hopes alive by holding Croatia to a goalless draw. Brazil secure their place by beating Australia 2-0. France continue their lacklustre run by drawing South Korea 1-1, and Switzerland beat Togo 2-0.
In group H, Ukraine thrash Saudi Arabia 4-0 and Spain continue their majestic run with a 3-1 win over Tunisia.
Poland restored some pride with a 2-1 win over Costa Rica in the last inconsequential game, and Germany beat Ecuador 3-0 to top the group. England drew 0-0 with Sweden to book a place in the 16, facing Ecuador. The score also condemn Trinidad and Tobago to a early exit. It doesn't make any difference in the end as Paraguay beat them 2-0.
Ivory Coast, despite playing well, was knocked out after 2 games. At least they restore some pride by beating Serbia & Montenegro 3-2, after falling to a 2-0 lead early in the 2nd half.
Holland And Argentina played to a goalless draw this morning and that sums up the World Cup to this point.