It was a match of attacking, intensity and passion. Surprisingly Mexico were pushed all the way, but they ended up breathing a sigh of relief.
We will pray for a result against hosts Russia or North American champs Mexico, while we marvel at the skill of European Champions Portugal.
One team confronts Real Madrid and their gelled maestro, stays in the battle for 45 minutes – and then falls at the galaticos sword. We have seen it time and time again. A purple patch for the men in purple, as has been the case so very often.
With the Secondary Schools equivalent recently wrapping up in Wellington, the New Zealand National University Championships hit Christchurch amongst a furore of support — this was the moment where futsal would reinforce the sensational progress it has made.
A poor performance and below average recent attendance numbers have some A-League fans questioning their right to be in the league.
Oh Marco, how you were loved in New Zealand. We gave you your start. We watched you grow.
A moment of magic from substitute Mario Goetze in the 113th minute of extra-time helped Germany to their fourth World Cup title, beating a tactically-isolated Argentina in the 2014 gold-ribbon finale.
In a largely dull encounter, Argentina have progressed past the Netherlands on penalties in their FIFA World Cup Semifinal clash.
The brilliant Germans completely annihilated the host nation, scoring four goals in six minutes on their way to record-breaking rout.
Three-time World Champions Germany needed two goals from Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Oezil during extra-time to beat a heroically stubborn Algerian side in their Round of 16 clash.