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World Cup roundup

Switzerland 1, Spain 0

A goal in the 52nd minute from Gelson Fernandes lifted Switzerland to an upset of European champion Spain. The Swiss, knocked out on penalty kicks in the round of 16 four years ago in Germany, have now gone 490 minutes in World Cup play without being scored upon.
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Uruguay 3, South Africa 0

Liz Clarke was in Pretoria where Uruguay proved to be too much for the hosts to handle. Diego Forlan opened the scoring in the 24th minute on a searing shot that grazed a South Africa defender before finding the net. Then Forlan converted a penalty kick in the second half after goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune was red-carded. Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira tacked on a goal in stoppage time.
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Chile 1, Honduras 0

Jean Beausejour scored in the 34th minute to deliver Chile a victory over Honduras for its first World Cup win since it hosted the 1962 tournament. Chile dominated play for much of the match and had several good opportunities to increase its one-goal advantage.
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Check out Group standings in our interactive World Cup Explorer.

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  June 16, 2010; 5:57 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Chile , Honduras , South Africa , Spain , Switzerland , Uruguay  
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Comments

any chance of my winning the $$$ pool is slowly slipping away with these kind of results. One out of three. Ouch.

Posted by: nairbsod | June 16, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Can someone with a better understanding of the offside rules explain to me how Suarez was onside at the time of the red card foul?

At the time of the pass he is onside, but the pass is deflected to him by another Uruguayan player, and at that point he is far offside.

Does the deflection not count?

Posted by: glebe | June 16, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

@glebe: Deflections count but Suarez was even with the last South African field player at the time of the deflection of the original pass (from what I can tell from the fifa.com video) therefore onside.

With a higer-res video and frame by frame viewing one might be able to claim he was just off-side but the referee's assistant has to make the call in real-time and even is supposed to be on-side.

Posted by: AlwaysBiking | June 16, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Chile, wearing red hot uniforms, peppered the Honduran goal with shots, but only one went in.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 16, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

The Swiss hole the Spanish scoreless.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 16, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

If you're a guy named Forlan, you scored two goals.

OK, that one was really, really, really bad.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 16, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Are Spain the "choking dogs" of football?

Posted by: griffin1108 | June 16, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

Finally finished watching the Spain game. Ouch.

Spain got really frustrated around minute 25, and starting whining for everything. The Swiss defense -- not full of holes -- had some tough, tall defenders. They made mistakes in not trying some different things, like some direct balls over the top to utilize their speed. Once, they did, and of course it was Iniesta on the break.

On the bright side, I'm definitely not concerned about Nkufo.

Posted by: Reignking | June 16, 2010 11:36 PM | Report abuse

Just caught the red card. Poor Khune.

Posted by: Reignking | June 16, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

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