The regular status of football has seen its downgrade, having only five goalless draws out of 48 games. The untoward incident still seemed to have occurred even after Marco Reus, Falcao and Franck Ribéry, and others were not in the match due to injuries sustained.
Lionel Messi showed off his prominence in the tournament in the South American city. The player for all season in the tournament was the Argentinean captain. This title was betowed to the player upon leading his team to round 16. The star player hit 6 goals for Argentina, as Marcos Rojo and Sead Kolasniac scoring two more goals for the team.
Messi is the popular goal scorer of all the players in the tournament. Despite failing to score an assist in the match, Messi led Argentina to win in all of the three group games, a legendary goal accomplished only by
Robben played a huge role in enabling Holland to advance from the Group B games, scoring three goals and one assist in the process, achieving also a 8.95 rating, was the second highest rating in group games. Robben was found to have strongly partnered with
Robin van Persie in the initial two matches.
Van Persie, was a popular goalscorer in the beginning three games of the tournament. This surprisingly happened despite the player’s suspension from a Group B game, which, if did not happen can enable him to match up with Chile. Netherlands though have faith they can triumph over Spain this year, after having lost to the Spaniards in the 2010 tournament.