The 2010 FIFA World Cup continued with Stage 2 beginning Saturday, June 26 in South Africa. The weekend World Cup matches included Uruguay vs South Korea, USA vs Ghana, Germany vs England and Argentina vs Mexico.
Uruguay eliminated South Korea 2-1 on Saturday in the World Cup Stage 2.
Luis Suárez scored the two goals for Uruguay and Lee Chung-Yong scored the one goal for South Korea.
USA lost to Ghana, 2-1, in overtime.
Landon Donovan scored the one goal for the U.S. and Kevin-Prince Boateng and Asamoah Gyan scored the two goals for Ghana.
“We tried to push and push,” U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra said. “I don’t know if we just didn’t have anything left because we had been pushing so much the entire tournament.”
Germany beat England 4-1, eliminating England from the World Cup.
Matthew Upson scored the one goal for England. Thomas Müller scored 2 of the 4 goals for Germany. Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose scored the other two goals for Germany.
A goal made by England in the first half was waved off by the refs as no good. The goal would have tied up the score.
“It’s incredible,” England coach Fabio Capello said. “We played with five referees and they can’t decide if it’s a goal or no goal. The game was different after this goal. It was the mistake of the linesman and I think the referee because from the bench I saw the ball go (in).”
Argentina won, beating Mexico 3-1 on Saturday in South Africa.
Javier Hernández scored the one goal for Mexico. Carlos Tévez scored two goals for Argentina and Gonzalo Higuaín scored the third goal.
“We’re not here on vacation, we came here to leave everything so that the Argentines can be proud of us,” coach Diego Maradona said.
World Cup 2010 Stage 2 matches on Monday, June 28, include Netherlands vs Slovakia and Brazil vs Chile.