Fiji Time: 9:34 PM on Saturday 31 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Snapshot of World Cup day 18

Aap
Thursday, July 03, 2014

* AT A GLANCE: Argentina beat Switzerland 1-0 in extra time and Belgium defeated the US 2-1, also in extra time.

* PLAYER OF THE DAY: Lionel Messi. Once again, Messi created Argentina's best opportunities and his astute pass set up Angel Di Maria's goal in the 118th minute to knock out Switzerland.

* TALKING POINT: Belgium's wasteful performance against the US. Belgium notched up 38 shots on goal and yet were still forced in extra time to break the 0-0 deadlock yesterday.

* QUOTE OF THE DAY: "(My) heart was full of emotions. These are emotions you can only have with football; that's why I love football." — Swiss coach Ottmar Hitzfeld in an emotional goodbye as he quit after a dramatic loss to Argentina.

* STAT OF THE DAY: 16. The number of saves by US goalkeeper Tim Howard — the most in the World Cup since 1966.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Wife tells of sorrow
  2. On the hunt
  3. 7s recall
  4. Justice to the brave
  5. Tears of joy roll
  6. Workers warned to follow the rules
  7. Community mourns loss
  8. School gifts for Nilesh
  9. Murder suspect in custody
  10. Groundbreaking ceremony for $1.5m NFA complex

Top Stories this Week

  1. Killer on the loose Friday (30 Jan)
  2. Who let our boy go swimming Thursday (29 Jan)
  3. Old market to turn into live fish shop Tuesday (27 Jan)
  4. Fake tabua inquiry Thursday (29 Jan)
  5. FRCA terminates officers Tuesday (27 Jan)
  6. Things you didn't know about Kuridrani Monday (26 Jan)
  7. Man charged for assaulting daughter Monday (26 Jan)
  8. Community in shock Friday (30 Jan)
  9. Tragic end to tour Wednesday (28 Jan)
  10. New-look bus station plans Tuesday (27 Jan)