World Cup Match Day Ten Open Thread

Dare to Shola. - Mike Hewitt

Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko scored for France. Can Shola do the same for Nigeria?

The first Newcastle player to notch a goal in this World Cup is Moussa Sissoko. That was Coming Home Newcastle's personal highlight for the beat down that was France-Switzerland. What does Day Ten hold in store? Follow along with us as we find out.

Yesterday in Brazil

Costa Rica CONCACAF'd all over Italy (and England) to the tune of a 1-0 victory. Italy looked flat, and Costa Rica played this match about as perfectly as they could. A penalty was not given late in the first half, but Los Ticos fought through it and scored on a great header moments later. Italy's loss means that England are eliminated.

France demolished Switzerland, 5-2. About the only thing France didn't do right was take a penalty.But, Sissoko did score, and that was awesome. The Swiss did score two late goals to make their goal differential not as terrible.

Ecuador got a late winner against Honduras, as they escape 2-1. Honduras broke a scoreless streak of 510 minutes in the World Cup to take the lead, but couldn't hold on. Ecuador can still advance. They've got France in their next game.

Today in Brazil

Argentina-Iran

Iran should be on the defensive for most of this match.

This is the first time that the countries have faced each other since a bomb went off at a Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires in 1994. Iran was blamed for the incident, which killed 85 people.

Messi wants to see a more offensive game from Argentina today.

Iran's coach will leave his post after the World Cup, citing lack of government support.

Germany-Ghana

Ghana might be frustrated after their loss to the USA, but Germany isn't a team to take things out on.

Thomas Muller bagged a hat trick, but Jose Mourihno says he still has to prove himself.

It'll be brother against brother in this match-up.

Ghana isn't giving up on their World Cup dreams.

Nigera-Bosnia

Both teams are in need of a win.

Nigeria will be playing with heavy hearts, after a bombing rocked their country during their last match.

Vincent Enyeama must be a leader if the Super Eagles are to advance.

Shola is staying positive despite not getting the start or win in match one.

And he says Nigeria are coming for the win against Bosnia.

Dzeko is Bosnia's Messi.

USMNT

Piers Morgan says he will now support the USA. Well, it was a good run everybody and we should be proud.

Could Chris Wondolowski fill in for Jozy Altidore?

Not USMNT per se, but a US Senator says FIFA should strip Qatar of the 2022 World Cup.

Looking down the line, tickets to the US-Germany match are really expensive.

Ronaldo's status is still questionable.

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