World Cup Today

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A look at Day 17 Sunday at the 2010 World Cup (all times EDT):


Germany 4, England 1, Germany advances to quarterfinals

Argentina 3, Mexico 1, Argentina advances to quarterfinals



Frank Lampard's shot late in the first half clearly went over the goal line, but was not awarded as a goal for England against Germany. The English trailed 2-1 at the time and lost 4-1.

With Argentina's 3-1 victory over Mexico, all five South American teams remain in the tournament, with the Argentines and Uruguay already in the quarterfinals.



Thomas Mueller scored twice in the second half in Germany's 4-1 win over England. The 20-year-old Mueller finished off a counterattack for his first goal, then 3 minutes later struck again after a break on the left wing by Mesut Oezil.

Carlos Tevez, Argentina, scored two goals, including a 15-yard rocket in the second half that Mexico keeper Oscar Perez barely saw in a 3-1 victory.



Germany has not lost to England in the World Cup or European Championship since falling in the 1966 final. Germany has eliminated England five times overall in those tournaments, twice in penalty-kick shootouts.

Argentina took out Mexico in the 2006 World Cup's second round with a 2-1 win. This time, the Albiceleste eliminated El Tricolor 3-1 to move into the quarterfinals.



Germany's third goal, the first of two by Thomas Mueller, was a classic counterattack score. Mueller began the move with a takeaway just outside his team's penalty area. Jerome Boateng made a clearance and at midfield, Bastian Schweinsteiger came down the left side, patiently waited for Mueller to get in position, then cut along the 18-yard line. His perfect pass gave Mueller lots of space to score in a 4-1 victory.



In the 38th minute of the second-round game, with England behind 2-1, Frank Lampard sent a shot off the crossbar. The ball came straight down at least a foot inside the goal line, but referee Jorge Larrionda waved play to continue. Television replays confirmed the ball was in the net. Germany won 4-1.


The Netherlands, which won all three games in Group E, but never looked spectacular, takes on Slovakia (10 a.m. at Durban). Group F runner-up Slovakia is in its first World Cup as an independent nation and eliminated Italy in the group phase. The Netherlands is in its ninth and was runner-up in 1974 and '78. Slovakia boasts one of the tournament's top scorers in Robert Vittek. The Dutch have a slew of scorers, including Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Dirk Kuyt and Robin van Persie.

In a South American showdown, Brazil plays Chile (2:30 p.m. at Johannesburg). Brazil won Group G with two victories and a tie and it gets back playmaker Kaka from a suspension. Chile won its first to matches, then lost to Spain and finished second in Group H. Brazil hasn't lost to Chile in 10 years, and has won six straight, outscoring Chile 25-3. In 10 matches this decade, Brazil won eight, drew one and lost only a qualifier in 2000.



"It's incredible. We played with five referees and they can't decide if it's a goal or no goal. The game was different after this goal. It was the mistake of the linesman and I think the referee because from the bench I saw the ball go (in)." — England coach Fabio Capello after Frank Lampard was not awarded a goal despite his shot entering the net in a 4-1 loss to Germany.