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World Cup live blog: June 13

June 13, 2014

Today’s games kick off at noon with Mexico vs. Cameroon, followed by Spain vs. Netherlands at 3 and Chile vs. Australia at 6.

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  • David Larimer
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  • Kelyn Soong
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Here are the final stats for Chile vs. Australia. Day 2 is now in the books.

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

(Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Final
Chile
3
1
Australia
A. Sánchez  12′ 1-0
J. Valdivia  14′ 2-0
2-1 T. Cahill  35′
J. Beausejour  90′ 3-1
HT: 2-1
Arena Pantanal
Team Stats
Chile Australia
3 Goals 1
1 Assists 1
11 Shots 14
9 Shots on Goal 6
3 Saves 3
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
13 Crosses 15
3 Corner Kicks 1
1 Offside 1
9 Fouls Committed 18
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
63% Ball Possession 37%
  • Scott Allen
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The Socceroos showed better than Spain, but Chile picks up three points with a 3-1 win.

  • Scott Allen
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That should do it.

  • Kelyn Soong
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We blogged about this earlier, but here is Steve Goff with more information on D.C. being the top TV market for the opening day of the World Cup.

D.C.’s TV market was first in the nation with a 5.1 rating, edging Boston (5.0), Miami-Fort Lauderdale (4.7), Los Angeles (4.6) and New York (4.5). The next five were San Francisco, Hartford, Providence, Austin and Orlando.

Washington was also the No. 1 market for the English Premier League on NBC and NBC Sports Network in 2013-14.

Additionally, WatchESPN attracted 1.1 million unique viewers, the most in platform history.

  • Neil Greenberg
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  • Neil Greenberg
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  • Neil Greenberg
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  • Kelyn Soong
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It was certainly going to be another Chile goal, but Australia’s Alex Wilkinson swooped in at the nick of time, kicking away the ball that was inches away from the goal line.

  • Scott Allen
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Felipe Gutierrez comes on for Arturo Vidal in the 60th minute. Chile leads 2-1. Both teams with great chances in the second half.

  • Neil Greenberg
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Medel is still 100% passing through 54 minutes.

Medel passing through 54 minutes

Medel passing through 54 minutes

  • Scott Allen
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While we await the Lego reenactment of Robin van Persie’s brilliant header from earlier today, here it is in 8-bit form. Lovely.

  • Neil Greenberg
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(EPA/JOSE COELHO)

(EPA/JOSE COELHO)

Tim Cahill, the all-time top scorer for the Australian national football team, has been the star of the first half. He has scored a goal on two attempts and has been successful on 91 percent of his passes.

Tim Cahill passing, first half Source: Squawka

Tim Cahill passing, first half Source: Squawka

  • Kelyn Soong
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Here are the first-half stats of the match:

End of Half
Chile
2
1
Australia
A. Sánchez  12′ 1-0
J. Valdivia  14′ 2-0
2-1 T. Cahill  35′
Arena Pantanal
Team Stats
Chile Australia
2 Goals 1
1 Assists 1
5 Shots 4
4 Shots on Goal 2
1 Saves 1
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
5 Crosses 7
3 Corner Kicks 0
0 Offside 0
5 Fouls Committed 10
0 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
69% Ball Possession 31%
  • Kelyn Soong
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Chile’s Arturo Vidal has some interesting designs going on in his hair.

There seems to be some dissenting opinions on Twitter on whether it’s the best or worst haircut of the World Cup.

You can be the judge.

Oh, and this guy claims he’ll get the same haircut if he gets 500 RTs, so there’s that.

(Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

(Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Neil Greenberg
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Source: Squawka

Source: Squawka

  • Scott Allen
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Tim Cahill’s fourth career World Cup goal puts Australia on the board in the 35th minute. Cahill is the only player on Australia’s roster who has scored a World Cup goal.

Inflatable kangaroo!

  • Scott Allen
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It’s Friday’s the 13th, y’all. A kangaroo — inflatable or not — would be no match against this dude.

  • Kelyn Soong
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Yes, that would be an Australian soccer…I mean, Socceroo fan lifting up a large, inflatable kangaroo.

I’m sure the Chile fans behind him are thrilled.

(Jose Coelho/EPA)

(Jose Coelho/EPA)

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