Paraguay came as surprise dissurprised with the tournament by eliminating Argentina in the quarter-finals. It was unexpected also because of how he got it. The Argentines left at half-time winning 0-2 and with the feeling of being far superior to their rival. However, after the break everything changed unexpectedly. The Paraguayans got first tae and then completed the comeback with a golazo of Duarte in ’86’, in a play in which he started from his own field and ended with a left-handedness for the squad.
In WorldS the calculator should be left at home. Argentina speculated and costly. In the last match of the group, before Tajikistan, played with substitutes. He had no ambition to go for a goal that would allow him to take away the first place of the group to Spain. They saw with good eyes to be second for three reasons: they stayed in Vitoria, had one more day off and avoided France in quarters. On paper everything was advantages, but the reality of football has sent them back to their country.
In the other game, Italy won very much in its style. It was a rocky, evenly matched duel with few opportunities. In the 70′ everything was brought against for the Italians: penalty in Ecuador. However the collegiate was told to come and check it out at the VAR. After many doubts and after asking to be put as many shots as possible, changed his decision and annulled the penalty. Only five minutes later Italy scored direct foul on Ecuadorian goalkeeper’s error. That’s where the game died. The Italians didn’t give a choice… They will play Against Brazil in the quarters and from there will come the hypothetical rival of Spain in the semi-finals.
Here are the quarter-finals:
Holland-Paraguay (November 10, 20:30 a.m.)
South Korea-Mexico (November 10, 00:00 hours)
Spain-France (November 11, 20:30 a.m.)
Italy-Brazil (November 11, 00:00 hours)