In a close match, the Netherlands edges past Costa Rica 1-0 after Tim Krul makes a save on the final penalty shot. Argentina defeats Belgium, 1-0, to move onto the semifinals of the World Cup.
Goals from Thiago Silva and David Luiz lifted Brazil past Colombia 2-1 and into the semifinals against Germany. Not all news from the fame was good, as it was later announced star Neymar broke a vertebrae and will possibly miss the rest of the World Cup.
Belgium defeats the United States 2-1 in an extra time nail biter.
Argentina defeats Switzerland 1-0 in extra time for a spot in the quarter finals.
France scored two goals in the last 15 minutes to eliminate Nigeria 2-0. Germany defeated Algeria 2-1 in extra time.
Netherlands comes back at the end of the match to top Mexico 2-1. Read more about the stunning comeback here.
Costa Rica knocks out Greece 5-3 in penalty kicks
Two wins and guaranteed advancing would have been nice, of course.
But every Team USA fan would have taken four points from the Ghana and Portugal matches with a chance to advance against Germany, and the main consequence of the United States’ last-second draw with Portugal on Sunday is that this is going to be a wild few hours of soccer that all Americans wish could have been avoided.
Heavy rains in Recife, Brazil, the location of today’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany, has caused extensive flooding, turning roads into rivers and making access to the stadium difficult. But FIFA says the U.S. game will be played as scheduled at noon ET.
While heavy rains impact the field as USA-Germany go head-to-head in Recife, Portugal and Ghana meet in Brasillia. The German team defeated the U.S. team 1-0 but the United States team advanced to the next stage with Portugal’s defeat of Ghana 2-1. Portugal will not advance despite the win. Algeria and Russia tied 1-1 leading the Algerian team to advance and the Russian team to pack their bags. Also Korea Republic lost to Belgium 1-0 and failed to advance. Belgium had already qualified for the next round.