Space Coast Daily Provides World Cup Coverage Day 11
By Space Coast Daily // June 22, 2014
USA vs. Portugal Headlines Sunday Games
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Daily’s World Cup team returns to Rio and speaks with soccer fans.
ABOVE VIDEO: A compilation of fan reactions across the country during USA’s winning goal vs. Ghana.
ABOVE VIDEO: USA Soccer Fans React to Brooks Goal in Rio Brazil.
ABOVE VIDEO: Fans record reaction by fans in stadium following Brooks’ game-winning goal.
GAME 1: BELGIUM VS. RUSSIA – 12 PM
Russia’s offensive attack is led by 23-year old phenom Aleksandr Kokorin,the youngest player to score 10 or more goals in the Russian Premier League in 2013/14. Belgium prevailed in its first game with a 2-1 win over Algeria. Dries Mertens and Marouane Fellain each scored en route to Belgium’s win.
Russia’s offensive attack is led by 23-year old phenom Aleksandr Kokorin,the youngest player to score 10 or more goals in the Russian Premier League in 2013/14. and Alexander Kerzhakov, who scored Russia’s lone goal during its 1-0 win over South Korea.
Game 2: SOUTH KOREA VS. ALGERIA
South Korea is led by Hong Jeung-Ho, Ki Sung-Yueng, Koo Ja-Cheol and Son Heung-Min, who star for clubs in the Premier League and the Bundesliga. Algeria is in need of a win to survive after they fell to Belgium in their first game.
It’s the game that everyone in the United States is talking about. Portgual features one of the world’s most dominant players in Cristiano Ronaldo, and the U.S. hopes to continue on the positive momentum from its thrilling 2-1 victory Ghana. Key players for both teams are dealing with nagging injuries. Forward Cint Dempsey’s nose was broken by a Ghana player’s high kick during the first game, and Jozy Altidore is unavailable to due to a hamstring pull. For the U.S. to advance, they will have to overcome the heat and humidity of Manaus, slow down Ronaldo and find new sources for offensive production.