The FIFA World Cup 2014 is underway with the elimination of half the qualifying countries and the commencement of the ‘Round of Sixteen’. We have all the results of the elimination round and the qualifying team fixtures. One of the big surprises so far was the failure of world champions Spain to continue on to the next round. However the followers of countries such as Costa Rica are jubilant, with results exceeding expectations.
The highlight of the opening round (for some) was the 5-1 win by the Netherlands over Spain. The Netherlands were tipped by some to have little chance but with this performance they have certainly made many others sit up and take notice. The goal of the opening round was arguably Tim Cahill’s volley in Australia’s 2-3 loss to The Netherlands. Cahill said he didn’t expect to score, thinking the ball was heading straight for the keeper!
Want To Follow The Full Results?
For your notice board whether at home or to display at your local bar, restaurant or
Club just remove the page from Hua Hin Today, and then complete the results as they
happen. Here’s what to do!
• In the last column for the ‘Round of Sixteen’ complete the score for each game.
• Do the same for the quarter finals and semifinals (and third place decider)
Visit the Stadiums
You can ‘virtually’ visit the 12 World Cup stadiums and stand on the centre pitches
via google street view. Just go to https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview/
Swedish electro DJ Avicii, guitar legend Carlos Santana, Brazilian Latin Grammy winner
Alexandre Pires and Haitian-American rapper Wyclef Jean will perform the 2014 World
Cup anthem live at the World Cup closing ceremony on July 13th (prior to the 3 AM
14th July kick-off Thailand time) in Rio de Janeiro.