World Cup France Soccer
June 22, 2010 by USA Post
Portugal 7, North Korea 0
Portugal has exploded for six second-half goals to power his way along the progress of the finals with victory in Cape Town. The seven goals were the most, and the margin of victory the largest in a match of World Cup since Germany beat Saudi Arabia 8-0 in 2002. The midfielder Tiago, who took over from Portugal the lineup for the injured Deco, set up the first goal and scored two of his own to Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo scored for the first time in a Portugal shirt since February 2009. The victory put Portugal in second place in Group G, behind Brazil, which it faces Friday in Durban.
Chile 1, Switzerland 0
Chile won its second in as many games, but had to work hard against a valiant Switzerland who has played with 10 men after Valon Behrami was shown a red card in the 31st minute. After the referee Khalil Al Ghamdi-saw Behrami elbow to the chin of Arturo Vidal as worthy of a farewell, Switzerland has fiercely defended, and set a new World Cup record in the 69th minute for holding the opposition, without a goal in 551 consecutive minutes. The series lasted only five minutes, until the Chilean Mark Gonzalez will replace a center Esteban Paredes, another substitute, to the only goal on the board.
Spain 2, Honduras 0
The Spaniards, not only stayed alive in Group H – They were given a chance to win. Behind a pair of goals from star striker David Villa, Spain ruled Honduras 2-0, and in the process earned himself a showdown with undefeated Chile for the right to earn a top position group enter the playoffs. The 28-year-old Villa has been a man’s joystick on the field, eluding three defenders en route to put his country ahead in the 17th minute. The Spaniards, who were surprised in their opening match against Switzerland, entered the game 37-0 in international play, scoring the first goal. They left 38-0.
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