WC 2010 Day 16 : Video Highlights

Uruguay 2 South Korea 1
A proper opening to the knockouts is what we wanted and it’s definitely what we got – even if it was played under a deluge of rain and there were more people on the pitch than in the stands by the end of it. Uruguay nabbed the victory late but it was an excellent show! The South Americans pressed, scored, went into their defensive shell, conceded, exited their defensive shell and simply scored again. They played as almost three teams under poor pitch conditions and looked very impressive for much of the game. All goals (Suarez 8′, Lee Chung-Yong 68′, Suarez 80′)

USA 1 Ghana 2
It was quite literally a game of four halves. Ricardo Clark lost possession in midfield and Kevin Prince-Boateng capitalized by striding forward and beating goalkeeper Tim Howard at his near post with just five minutes on the clock. In the 61st minute Clint Dempsey was tripped into the box and Landon Donovan stepped up to equalized from the spot. USA started extra time as bad as they started the game. Dede Ayew’s hopeful long ball invited Asamoah Gyan to run through the middle, where he was too strong for Rennes teammate Carlos Bocanegra, too fast for the chasing Jay DeMerit and his on-the-bounce strike too good for Tim Howard to save. The US had 27 minutes to save the game, although they tried hard but Ghana held out to win this game 2-1 and move on to the quarter-finals to meet Uruguay. All Goals (Boateng 5′, Donovan 62′, Gyan 93′)

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