The Netherlands' Khalid Boulahrouz (right) fends off the Ivory Coast's Aruna Dindane during Friday's match at Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium
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Arjen Robben and Mark Van Bommel celebrate an exhilarating 2-1 victory over the Ivory Coast. The Netherlands advanced to the round of 16, while the Ivory Coast, which fought valiantly in two matches, was eliminated from the tournament.
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Gabriel Heinze (right) and Argentina advanced to the second round with a 6-0 drubbing of Serbia-Montenegro in Gelsenkirchen. Not only was it the most lopsided defeat for a team this summer, but it was also a second straight loss for the Serbs, who were eliminated from the tournament.
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Argentinean goalkeeper Roberto Abbondanzieri faced five shots -- only two of which were on goal -- from a Serbia-Montenegro team that has failed to score in its first two games.
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Venerable Argentinean soccer star Diego Maradona cheers on his team from the stands. Maradona captained Argentina to the championship in 1986.
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Sweden's Marcus Allback (left) tries to poke in a goal while Paraguayan defender Denis Caniza clears the ball just before it crosses the goal line. Both teams had plenty of scoring opportunities, 17 shots apiece, but the game remained tied until the 89th minute, when Fredrik Ljungberg scored on a header.
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Christian Wilhelmsson (right) challenges Paraguay's Cristian Riveros during Thursday's Group B match at the Olympic Stadium. At 1-1-0, Sweden is in good position to advance to the second round.
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England squandered one chance after another, peppering Trinidad and Tobago with 21 shots until Peter Crouch broke the stalemate in the 82nd minute with a header into the back of the net.
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England's Michael Owen (10) looks to set up his teammate during Thursday's game against Trinidad and Tobago in Nuremberg.
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Trinidad and Tobago's Dwight Yorke (right) spins around defenseman John Terry during Thursday's match in Nuremberg that saw England score two late goals for its second victory.
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Brent Sancho and Trinidad and Tobago stumbled Thursday against England but still have a chance to reach the second round with a victory Tuesday over Paraguay.
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Agustin Delgado blasts home Ecuador's second goal in the 54th minute of its match against Costa Rica in Hamburg. Playing in only its second World Cup, Ecuador has emerged as the Cinderella story of the first round. On Thursday, Ecuador knocked off Costa Rica 3-0 to advance to the elimination round.
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Defenseman Ivan Hurtado (right) vies for a header against Costa Rica's Alvaro Saborio. Much of Ecuador's surprising success can be attributed to its stout defensive play; Ecuador has not surrendered a goal in two matches, but it will face a serious challenge Tuesday against Germany.
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Segundo Castillo makes a hard sliding tackle on Costa Rica's Walter Centeno during Thursday's match in Hamburg.
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Paulo Wanchope (9) and Costa Rica had scoring opportunities but failed to connect on any of their 13 shots. The loss eliminated one of Central America's top soccer nations from the tournament.
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