World Cup update: Germany V U.S.A, Portugal V Ghana, Algeria V Russia, South Korea V Belgium


*Germany* 1 *U.S.A* 0

Many fans missed kick off because of torrential rain in Recife and U.S. fans must wish they’d missed the game altogether.

Both teams would have been fine with a draw, but Germany wasn’t having any of it. Their star player Thomas Muller again showed his worth by scoring his fourth goal of the tournament, and his ninth World Cup goal in as many games. His only match is Brazilian legend Pele, who also scored nine goals in nine World Cup games. Muller’s goal got Germany through as Group G winners, and now Germany will play the runners-up of Group H in Porto Alegre on Monday.

The U.S.A. are still through as runners-up and will play Belgium on Tuesday.

*Portugal* 2 *Ghana* 1

Portugal was eliminated, along with Ghana, despite their win. Ghana’s John Boye scored an own goal in the first half but teammate Asomoah Gyan equalized with a header after the break. Cristiano Ronaldo’s first goal of the tournament won Portugal the game but Germany’s 1-0 victory over the U.S.A. sent both Portugal and Ghana through to the last 16.

*Algeria* 1 *Russia* 1

A controversial equalizer from Islam Slimani has got Algeria qualified for the second round of the World Cup. Despite the draw, Russia lost out. Aleksander Kokorin’s goal headed in during the first half pit Russia ahead but Slimani equalised in the second half. Russian keeper Igor Akinfeef may have been distracted by a laser from the crowd. Algeria will now face Germany.

*South Korea* 0 *Belgium* 1

Belgium finished top of Group H and will now go on to face the U.S.A. in the last 16 after Jan Vertonghen’s goal gave them a 1-0 win in their final Group H match. Steven Defar got a red card for a stamp on Kim Shin-Wook. South Korea are going home.Keep up to date with the World Cup on Peru this Week’s Sports blog. Daily updates at 8 p.m.