World Cup 2014
Day 19
Argentina 1 Switzerland 0
Swiss fans were well outnumbered by those from Argentina and Pele was at the game
The Swiss keeper Benaglio was kept busy from the efforts of Messi and company
This foul on Di Maria by Gelson Fernandes earned him a yellow card
Fernandes played 43 games for City between 2007-09
Switzerland continued to frustrate Argentina - here Messi having a shot saved
The Swiss keeper who plays for Wolfsburg makes a brave save
Lots to interest fans including those supporting Brazil
Ouch! That hurt!
The Swiss battle on keeping Argentina at bay
Its still anybody's game as 90 minutes approaches
The injured Aguero watches Messi have a cooler!
The younger fans can have a break too
Now its extra time and pressure on the manager as well as players
Strong emotions as penalties approach
Then in the 117th minutes Messi made a brilliant pass across the penalty area to Di Maria who shot at goal
The ball beat the keeper and Di Mario who had not had the best of games celebrated his special goal
Despair for the Swiss keeper but joy for the Argentinean fans
Almost immediately the Swiss hit back and hit the post at a corner
In added time Shaqiri won a free kick for this simulation
Fortunately the free kick failed and Argentina won
Now the Argentina fans could celebrate as their team move to the last 16
Belgium 2 USA 1
Lots of fans from the USA outnumber the Belgium supporters
An unusual sight as an interloper is escorted from the pitch
Howard is easily the busier of the keepers
Vertonghen has a shot saved
Courtois has to make a catch
Hazard has a shot but it just goes wide - more worries for the USA as Belgium apply lots of pressure
Howard is having a great game this time saving from Hazard
Pressure is building for the USA team as full time approaches
In added time Wondolowski has a chance but shoots wide
In the 2nd minutes of extra time De Bruyne scores to give Belgium the lead
At last the Belgium pressure has paid off and Howard has been beaten
Send for the trainer!
Jones has a shot blocked
Belgium brought on Lukaku for extra time and he scored on 104 minutes
Now it looked as though it was game over.......
....but 4 minutes later and a great goal by Green gave the USA a fighting chance
It was certainly an exciting game with Howard the hero
Just before the end USA took a very special organized free kick which left Dempsey with a great chance but the keeper saved
It had been a terrific game with Belgium just winning and they play Argentina in the quarter final
World Cup 2014