Slovakia knocks out Italy
Slovakia knocked out the defending champions Italy from the 2010 FIFA World Cup after winning 3-2.
Italy only needed a draw to qualify for the round of 16, but the defending champions and four time winners found themselves trailing by 1 goal at half time before Slovakia lead 2-nil.
The result meant that Slovakia got second place behind the group winners Paraguay who played a goalless draw against New Zealand.
New Zealand therefore finished the tournament undefeated and conceded just two goals.
In Group F, the Netherlands won the group after beating Cameroon 2-1 to score a perfect score.
Japan were the runners up after beating Denmark 3-1.
Denmark could have qualified if they had won but Japan were quick off the blocks scoring two goals in the first half.
So far no team leading at half-time has gone on to lose the match and the table below shows the winning trends so far:
|Home team leading at half time, home team winning at full time||9||28.1|
|Away team leading at half time, away team winning at full time||9||28.1|
|Home team trailing at half time, home team winning at full time||0||0.0|
|Away team trailing at half time, away team winning at full time||0||0.0|
|Draw at half time, home team winning at full time||7||21.9|
|Draw at half time, away team winning at full time||7||21.9|
|Matches ending in result||32||72.7|
There are four matches to go now to complete the group phases as Groups G and H play their matches.
It will interesting to see which team will become the first team to win having trailed at half time.