World Cup Results 2014: Tracking Final Scores, Golden Boot Contenders for Day 13

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World Cup Results 2014: Tracking Final Scores, Golden Boot Contenders for Day 13
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If Tuesday's action at the World Cup was a movie, it likely would have been Jaws. Or perhaps Hannibal. Or... well, you get the point.

We'll have more on Luis Suarez to follow. But there's still the small task of reviewing the games played today, along with updating the Golden Boot race for the tournament's top goalscorer, a competition that seems likely to have lost one of its top contenders. 

But hey, Suarez is now the frontrunner for the Golden Dentures, so he's got that going for him.

 

Results

Tuesday's Scores
Group Team 1 Result Team 2
D Italy 0-1 Uruguay
D Costa Rica 0-0 England
C Ivory Coast 1-2 Greece
C Colombia 4-1 Japan

 

Golden Boot Watch

World Cup Goalscorers
Player Country Goals
Neymar Brazil 4
Karim Benzema France 3
Enner Valencia Ecuador 3
Arjen Robben Netherlands 3
Robin van Persie Netherlands 3
Thomas Mueller Germany 3
James Rodriguez Colombia 3
Jackson Martinez Colombia 2
Gervinho Ivory Coast 2
Luis Suarez Uruguay 2
Tim Cahill Australia 2
Mario Mandzukic Croatia 2
Lionel Messi Argentina 2
Andre Ayew Ghana 2
Clint Dempsey United States 2
Memphis Depay Netherlands 2
Ivan Perisic Croatia 2
Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast 2
Juan Cuadrado Colombia 1
Andreas Samaris Greece 1
Georgios Samaras Greece 1
Diego Godin Uruguay 1
Blaise Matuidi France 1
Mathieu Valbuena France 1
Moussa Sissoko France 1
Blerim Dzemaili Switzerland 1
Granit Xhaka Switzerland 1
Bryan Ruiz Costa Rica 1
Wayne Rooney England 1
Juan Quintero Colombia 1
Ivica Olic Croatia 1
Mile Jedinak Australia 1
Eduardo Vargas Chile 1
Charles Aranguiz Chile 1
Sofiane Feghouli Iran 1
Marouane Fellaini Belgium 1
Dries Mertens Belgium 1
Lee Keun-Ho South Korea 1
Alexander Kerzhakov Russia 1
Mario Balotelli Italy 1
Claudio Marchisio Italy 1
Daniel Sturridge England 1
Edinson Cavani Uruguay 1
Joel Campbell Costa Rica 1
Oscar Duarte Costa Rica 1
Marcos Urena Costa Rica 1
Pablo Armero Colombia 1
Teofilo Gutierrez Colombia 1
Stefan de Vrij Netherlands 1
Xabi Alonso Spain 1
Oscar Brazil 1
Oribe Peralta Mexico 1
Alexis Sanchez Chile 1
Jorge Valdívia Chile 1
Jean Beausejour Chile 1
Keisuke Honda Japan 1
Admir Mehmedi Switzerland 1
Haris Seferovic Switzerland 1
Carlo Costly Honduras 1
Vedad Ibisevic Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Mats Hummels Germany 1
Olivier Giroud France 1
John Anthony Brooks United States 1
Mario Gotze Germany 1
Miroslav Klose Germany 1
Asamoah Gyan Ghana 1
Peter Odemwingie Nigeria 1
Divock Origi Belgium 1
Islam Slimani Algeria 1
Rafik Halliche Algeria 1
Abdelmoumene Djabou Algeria 1
Son Heung Min South Korea 1
Yacine Brahimi Algeria 1
Koo Jacheol South Korea 1
Nani Portugal 1
Jermaine Jones United States 1
Silvestre Varela Portugal 1
David Villa Spain 1
Fernando Torres Spain 1
Juan Mata Spain 1
Leroy Fer Netherlands 1
Rafael Marquez Mexico 1
Andres Guardado Mexico 1
Javier Hernandez Mexico 1
Joel Matip Cameroon 1
Fred Brazil 1
Fernandinho Brazil 1

Tuesday scorers are highlighted

 

Analysis

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Diego Godin scored a game-winning goal for Uruguay on Tuesday, ensuring that his country would be moving on to the knockout phase after defeating Italy, 1-0. But let's be honest—all anybody could talk about afterwards was a red card and a bit of biting deja vu.

That's right, folks—Suarez appeared to flash his fangs in the direction of an opponent once more.

But the game really changed in the 61st minute, when Claudio Marchisio was sent off for the following challenge on Egidio Arevalo, passed along by ESPN FC:

And then things got really strange, as Suarez appeared to bite Giorgio Chiellini in the 79th minute:

That, folks, could very well be the last you see of Suarez in this tournament if he indeed bit Chiellini. And it certainly appeared as though there were bite marks on Chiellini, per Bleacher Report UK:

After the match, Chiellini didn't hold back, via Ben Smith of BBC Sports:

But there was still a game to be played, and a little over a minute after the "Bite heard 'round the world," Godin scored the winner off a set piece. And with that, an enraged Italian team was sent home.

Suffice to say, that game had far more bite than the England versus Costa Rica match (sorry, I couldn't resist), which finished in a scoreless draw. And so England left the World Cup with a barely discernible whimper. A rough campaign in Brazil for a team with too much talent to leave with a single point.

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The second slate of games had more goals, but no less drama. Colombia absolutely smoked Japan, winning 4-1 behind Jackson Martinez's brace. Juan Cuadrado opened the scoring with this penalty:

But that game had nothing on the roller-coaster ride that Greece and the Ivory Coast had us all riding. The goal coming in for each team was pretty simple—for Greece, a win and some help would get them into the next round. For the Ivory Coast, all they had to do was win.

Greece struck first, as Andreas Samaris found the back of the net in the 42nd minute. But the Ivory Coast looked as though they had secured their berth in the next round after Gervinho set up Wilfried Bony's equaliser in the 74th minute.

And then came the drama. 

With Greece pressing for a winner in stoppage time, it appeared in real time as though Giovanni Sio had clipped Georgios Samaras' heel in the box. But replays appeared to show that Sio never actually touched Samaras, who scuffed his shot and looked to have tripped himself (before adding a bit of emphasis for good measure) rather than getting knocked over by Sio. 

The ref pointed to the spot, however, and Samaras calmly stepped up to the spot, converted and sent Greece into the last 16 to face Costa Rica. You can judge for yourself whether the ref made the correct call, via ESPN FC:

After Tuesday's drama, we perhaps can take Suarez out of the running for the Golden Boot. He would have had a task on his hands to catch Neymar anyway, as the Brazilian superstar has now notched braces in two of his three games. 

Of course, Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie are also on to the next round, and the Dutch counter has been scintillating thus far. Karim Benzema's form has been sizzling as well, and he could easily have more than his three goals. Thus far, he's had one goal ruled a Honduras own-goal, failed to convert from the spot and appeared to score at the very end of the Switzerland match, only to discover the ref had blown the final whistle just seconds earlier.

Yes, Benzema could easily have six goals right now, and France have looked a major danger. 

Christophe Ena/Associated Press

Of course, there's always the world's most prolific goalscorer to consider, Lionel Messi, who has two to his name. Or Thomas Mueller, who has the tournament's lone hat trick. It's all up in the air, folks. 

Especially now that one very famous set of teeth will probably be watching the rest of the World Cup from a couch. 

 

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