So far, in the 16 matches played, we have seen:
* There have been 3 games where both teams are from UEFA. If you remove these games, UEFA is 3-1-3.
* There have been 3 games where both teams are from UEFA. These results are not included.
United States 2-1 Ghana
This is a shock result because of the sequence of events that led to the win. Dempsey scored for the US 32 seconds in. Officially the 6th quickest goal at the World Cup, and Dempsey became the first US player to score in 3 World Cups. Jozy Altidore pulled up lame in the 21st minute with a bad hamstring. The US then parked the bus for most of the game. Matt Besler was subbed off at halftime for a hamstring injury of his own. Ghana scored in the 82nd minute, and we all felt like a story was going to repeat itself. In the 86th minute, Graham Zusi put in a corner that found substitute John Brooks, and subsequently, the back of the net. Brooks' goal was the game winner, and happened to be the first goal scored by a US substitute in a World Cup.
Spain 1-5 Netherlands
The defending World Cup Champions (2010) and European Champions (2008 & 2012) were played out of the building by the 15th ranked team in the World, who they had beaten in 2010 for the World Cup title. FIFA also didn't allow either team to wear their traditional colors.
A stupid red card by Pepe and injuries led to an unimaginable implosion by Portugal. Germany took the opportunity to run up their goal differential.