Previous
Arsenal
Southampton
1
2
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
Middlesbrough
(14) 2
(13) 2
FT-Pens
Game Details
Real Madrid
Elche
5
1
FT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
SC Paderborn 07
4
0
FT
Game Details
Empoli
AC Milan
2
2
FT
Game Details
Arsenal
Southampton
1
2
FT
Game Details
Cardiff City
AFC Bournemouth
0
3
FT
Game Details
Derby County
Reading
2
0
FT
Game Details
Leyton Orient
Sheffield United
0
1
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
Middlesbrough
(14) 2
(13) 2
FT-Pens
Game Details
Milton Keynes Dons
Bradford City
2
0
FT
Game Details
Shrewsbury Town
Norwich City
1
0
FT
Game Details
Sunderland
Stoke City
1
2
FT
Game Details
Swansea City
Everton
3
0
FT
Game Details
Fulham
Doncaster Rovers
2
1
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
Elche
5
1
FT
Game Details
Celta Vigo
Deportivo La Coruña
2
1
FT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
SC Paderborn 07
4
0
FT
Game Details
Eintracht Frankfurt
Mainz
2
2
FT
Game Details
TSG Hoffenheim
SC Freiburg
3
3
FT
Game Details
Werder Bremen
Schalke 04
0
3
FT
Game Details
Empoli
AC Milan
2
2
FT
Game Details
Stade de Reims
Marseille
0
5
FT
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Toulouse
0
3
FT
Game Details
Newport County
Swindon Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Aberdeen
Livingston
4
0
FT
Game Details
Falkirk
Rangers
1
3
FT
Game Details
Kilmarnock
St Johnstone
0
1
FT
Game Details
Partick Thistle
St Mirren
1
0
FT
Game Details
Ross County
Hibernian
0
2
FT
Game Details
Clyde
Montrose
1
2
FT
Game Details
Brescia
Lanciano
1
1
FT
Game Details
Cittadella
Pro Vercelli
1
2
FT
Game Details
Crotone
Catania
1
1
FT
Game Details
Frosinone
US Avellino
0
0
FT
Game Details
Livorno
Varese
1
0
FT
Game Details
Modena
Perugia
0
0
FT
Game Details
Ternana
Bologna
0
1
FT
Game Details
Trapani
Virtus Entella
2
2
FT
Game Details
US Pescara
Latina
1
1
FT
Game Details
Vicenza
Bari
1
0
FT
Game Details
FC Ingolstadt 04
FC Erzgebirge Aue
1
1
FT
Game Details
SpVgg Greuther Furth
VfR Aalen
1
1
FT
Game Details
St Pauli
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
1
0
FT
Game Details
SV Sandhausen
TSV 1860 Munich
1
0
FT
Game Details
AC Ajaccio
Le Havre AC
0
1
FT
Game Details
Angers
AJ Auxerre
0
0
FT
Game Details
Arles
Stade Laval
2
3
FT
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Tours
2
1
FT
Game Details
Dijon FCO
Créteil
2
1
FT
Game Details
Nimes
Chateauroux
1
0
FT
Game Details
Orléans
Ajaccio GFCO
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sochaux
Brest
0
0
FT
Game Details
Troyes
Niort
4
1
FT
Game Details
Capelle
FC Volendam
0
1
FT
Game Details
Rijnsburgse Boys
Sparta Rotterdam
0
3
FT
Game Details
Scheveningen
Lisse
4
1
FT
Game Details
VVSB
Vitesse Arnhem
1
2
FT
Game Details
Spakenburg
NAC Breda
3
4
FT
Game Details
Achilles '29
Twente Enschede
Postp
Game Details
Ajax Amateurs
NEC Nijmegen
2
2
FT
Game Details
Almere City
ADO Den Haag
2
2
FT
Game Details
Deltasport
Willem II Tilburg
2
1
FT
Game Details
Exelsior Maassluis
FC Emmen
1
4
FT
Game Details
Flevo Boys
DOS '37
1
0
FT
Game Details
HHC Hardenberg
RKC Waalwijk
1
0
FT
Game Details
Kozakken Boys
Sportlust '46
1
2
FT
Game Details
ONS Sneek
Dordrecht '90
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
PSV Eindhoven
FC Utrecht
Postp
Game Details
VVV Venlo
FC Eindhoven
0
0
FT
Game Details
Roda JC Kerkrade
Heerenveen
2
1
FT
Game Details
FC Basel
FC Vaduz
3
1
FT
Game Details
FC Thun
Lucerne
3
2
FT
Game Details
Sporting Kansas City
Real Estelí
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Portland Timbers
Alpha United
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
César Vallejo
Universitario de Sucre
2
0
LIVE 82'
Leg 2Aggregate: 4 - 2
Game Details
Cerro Porteño
Independiente del Valle
12:15 AM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 0
Game Details
San Martín de San Juan
Argentinos Juniors
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Atlante
Mérida
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
At. San Luis
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Oaxaca
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
Dorados de Sinaloa
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Santos
Monterrey
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
U.A.N.L
Queretaro
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
UNAM
Toluca
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Veracruz
Chiapas
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
ABC
Goianiense
1
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Boa MG
Luverdense
1
1
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Bragantino
Icasa
0
1
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Joinville
América Mineiro
0
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Avaí
0
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
AA Ponte Preta
0
1
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Ceará
América RN
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Náutico
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Sampaio Correa-MA
CR Vasco da Gama
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Santa Cruz FC
Oeste
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Vantforet Kofu
Vissel Kobe
2
0
FT
Game Details
Cerezo Osaka
Nagoya Grampus Eight
1
2
FT
Game Details
Kashiwa Reysol
Sagan Tosu
2
0
FT
Game Details
Rangers de Talca
Palestino
0
1
FT
Game Details
Universidad de Concepción
Colo Colo
3
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Brazil's dubious distinction

Five Aside Jul 12, 2014
Read
Jun 29, 2014

Arjen Robben playing to his strengths

FC's Alejandro Moreno says the penalty decision against Mexico was a fair result.

FORTALEZA, Brazil -- Following the Netherlands' miraculous comeback against Mexico, Arjen Robben admitted it. He dived -- but not on the play everyone is talking about.

The Dutch forward earned a highly contentious stoppage-time penalty when he appeared to be felled by Mexico defender Rafa Marquez. The ensuing spot kick was converted by Klaas-Jan Huntelaar to give the Dutch a last-gasp 2-1 victory. The goal came just minutes after Wesley Sneijder had equalized to give the Netherlands a lifeline.

- Report: Netherlands comeback stuns Mexico
- Report: Herrera blames ref for Mexico exit
- Canales: Mexico's dream dies in Dutch defeat

It proved to be a brutal end for El Tri, who insisted that no foul had been committed. Replays showed that there was contact, but it's also clear Robben sold it well.

Afterward, in an interview with Dutch outlet NOS, Robben insisted the penalty call was legitimate, though he admitted to diving just before halftime when he went to ground just outside the Mexico penalty area.

NetherlandsNetherlands
MexicoMexico
2
1
FT
Match 51
Game Details

"I must apologize," he told NOS. "The one [at the end] was a penalty, but the other one was a dive in the first half. I shouldn't be doing that."

Robben went on to add that he should have had two penalties in the first half, including an incident in which Mexico defender Hector Moreno was injured.

"[Moreno] hit me in the shin, and then he hit me again," Robben said. "If that is not a penalty, I do not know."

That will prove to be scant comfort to El Tri supporters, and now Robben will be cast in the role of villain.

Foul or dive? Either way, Arjen Robben earned a penalty kick that led to the Netherlands' win.
Foul or dive? Either way, Arjen Robben earned a penalty kick that led to the Netherlands' win.

Does he deserve it? Aside from the obvious sentiments of El Tri fans, that's a tough one given that there was contact on the play and it did appear to be a legitimate penalty. Robben is clearly a brilliant player, but it's fair to say he dives more than most. Some of this is down to style, given that he's a player whose strength is running at people and defenders will do their utmost to stop him, fairly or unfairly.

So to insinuate that forwards from Mexico, or any other country for that matter, wouldn't have done the same thing in his position is ridiculous. Players pull on shirts and seek to gain any advantage possible. It's an unfortunate part of the game, but it will be with us until technology is invented that can spot every infraction.

Some say that the World Cup is better with players like Robben in it. Without question, his close control and goal scoring are a joy to watch. But that is to ignore some fantastic players from Mexico, like Giovani dos Santos, who scored Mexico's opener, and Hector Herrera, who was brilliant throughout the tournament.

Part of the drama of soccer is its creation of heroes and villains. Without question, a good chunk of the world will be watching to see what Robben does next.