Argentina, Germany advance to World Cup quarterfinalsCarlos Tevez scored twice — once on a disputed goal — and Gonzalo Higuain added another as Argentina beat Mexico 3-1 on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.
By: Associated Press, The Dickinson Press
JOHANNESBURG — Carlos Tevez scored twice — once on a disputed goal — and Gonzalo Higuain added another as Argentina beat Mexico 3-1 on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarterfinals.
Tevez was offside when he headed in a pass from Lionel Messi in the eighth minute. The referee awarded the goal after consulting with his linesman, the pair surrounded by angrily gesturing Mexican and Argentine players.
In the 33rd, Higuain rounded the goalkeeper to make it 2-0 after Ricardo Osorio, under no pressure, played the ball straight into his path. In the 52nd, Tevez rifled in an unstoppable shot from 25 yards.
Mexico's Javier Hernandez scored in the 71st.
Argentina will play Germany on Saturday in Cape Town.
Germany 4, England 1
BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — Germany's latest World Cup victory over England will be remembered not for any of the brilliant goals, but for the one that didn't count.
Thomas Mueller scored twice in the second half and England had a goal that the referee did not award in a 4-1 victory Sunday that put Germany into the World Cup quarterfinals.
The 20-year-old forward finished two quick German counterattacks within 3 minutes to sink England's hopes of beating Germany at the World Cup for the first time since the 1966 final.
England was not helped by referee Jorge Larrionda waving play on even though Frank Lampard's first-half shot landed well past the goal line after hitting the crossbar. Germany led 2-1 at the time.
Germany went up on goals by Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski before Matthew Upson pulled a goal back in the 37th minute.
On Lampard's non-goal, after the ball landed inside the goal, it ball spun back into the arms of Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Capello initially celebrated what he thought was an equalizer by clenching his fists and shaking his arms. But his face changed when he realized the goal had not been given.
Mueller scored on the counterattack in the 67th minute, having started the move after a long clearance by Jerome Boateng. Mueller passed to Bastian Schweinsteiger, who patiently dribbled upfield and ran across the 18-yard line to feed the unguarded Mueller. His shot hit the hand of England goalkeeper David James and went in.
Three minutes later, Mueller struck again after a break on the left wing by Mesut Oezil.