Day 8 in 100 words or less The competitive group C played out their second games and it became evidently clear that Colombia are the class of that bunch as they beat Ivory Coast, while Japan and Greece played out a 0-0 stalemate. It was a day that saw England slump off a World Cup field once again battered and bruised. This time there was no red card to wonder about, no goalkeeping error or individual mistake. They were thoroughly beaten by something they have nothing of – genuine world class ability. England 1-2 Uruguay After every major international tournament, UEFA releases a technical report that focuses on many things including the tactical trends and the direction the game is going. Roy Hodgson was part of that committee after 1996, and up to becoming England manager, as a match analyst. After Euro 2012 he spoke at length about possession, midfield domination, the importance of finding space, getting full backs high, starting transitions from the attack and seemed to have a very good idea of where the game was headed. However, no matter how many words he spoke, he couldnt shake the reputation of being a cautious coach. After his team lost 2-1 to Italy, Hodgson was praised in the press for picking youngsters with pace who were brave to attack. The issue with this was that it was all based around counter-attacking. The moment the opposition got the lead, and therefore defended deeper, England couldnt break them down. Next up was Uruguay on Thursday. This was a perfect test of England and Hodgsons credentials. Uruguay are not a team that has success based on possession. They defeated teams in South Africa on the counter, defending deep with two banks and letting their front two do the damage. It was the same in Copa America 2011, when they famously beat Argentina at home with 10-men, on the way to lifting the trophy. England had a dangerous opponent staring them down, without question, but also one that would let them have the ball. With it, England were clueless. Slow in possession, poor in positioning and unconvincing in their movement. With the Hodgson handbrake on, they leisurely played their way through the first-half until they were knocked to the ground with a sucker punch. Counter attack…in behind Steven Gerrard, out to Edinson Cavani, whose majestic ball was headed home by Luis Suarez. Who else? England spent 36 minutes behind, before Wayne Rooneys late run in the box ended his goal scoring streak, and it was during this time that it was evidently clear that Hodgson remains a significant problem for England. Sure, it is clear this England team is very average but there was no reason for them to be average and outnumbered in central midfield. For one, the fact that their defenders are average speaks to the need for more protection. After playing Denmark in March it seemed he would play 4-3-3. It would be a shape that could solve many problems. Wayne Rooney, not trusted to play as a 10, could have gone up top and Gerrard, badly in need of support around him, would be more comfortable. Centre-backs could then split and full backs could be progressive. Instead, the full backs were very poor, aside from Glen Johnsons one assist, and the centre-backs were not much better, clearly not helping Gerrard as Suarez smashed home the winner. You could go through each player and say he wasnt good enough, but the style certainly didnt help them. As the club game evolves into a progressive, attack-minded style, with no midfield superiority and intelligence, England were left looking like a team decades behind, once again. Despite being humbled by old enemies in Suarez and Mario Balotelli inside a week, the pain isnt over for the English and when Italy defeats Costa Rica on Friday the nation will likely spend the next three days convincing themselves that their next destination could be the last 16. The truth is, no matter when England are put out of their misery, they will not have learned a great deal about their players. Many already knew their limitations. We just didnt expect their own manager to highlight them for us. Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast Colombia were not great, but a couple of their players were and that was enough. In Abel Aguilar and Carlos Sanchez, they have two holders who are positionally very good because the centre-backs behind them sit deep, giving them plenty of work to do. Colombias back six is very organized even though Pablo Armero is clearly the weak link at left back. Mario Yepes, sitting deep with most attacks in front of him, was superb. In front of them all, though, are four positions who have now all been good, in periods at this World Cup. Victor Ibarbo and Teo Gutierrez were quiet against Ivory Coast but good against Greece, Juan Cuadrado has been excellent in both games and James Rodriguez has been sensational in both. The front four are lethal in their speed when they attack and are a joy to watch. Ibarbo was replaced by the lovely young playmaker, Juan Quintero, and he came inside more and gave the side another ball treasurer in and around Rodriguez. The Monaco man, however, was on a different level to anyone. He chased a seemingly lost cause to play in an uncomfortable ball to handle for the Ivorian defence and from that subsequent corner he headed home a thunderbolt. He was involved in the transition on the second goal, also, but Didier Zokoras misplaced pass allowed Colombia - through Quintero - to double their lead. Ivory Coast responded well and for the second successive game were the better side as the match went into its final quarter. Gervinhos individual effort meant the scoreline - at least - reflected how close the match was. It was another absorbing contest highlighted by good young players coming to the fore again, led by Rodriguez of course. Greece 0-0 Japan There are very different ways to get what you want out of a football match. Greece, who were woeful with 11 players, went down a man in the first half and it was then that they knew what to do. Japan couldnt break them down despite having 75% and Greece grew into the game. They were better with ten men than when they had 11 and now have a shot, one opportunity at making the last 16 in their final game against Ivory Coast. As for Japan, it appears their World Cup is over and they simply never recovered from the second half meltdown against Serge Auriers crosses. Man of the day Nominees James Rodriguez – the football world has known about him for some time but a true star is being born in Brazil. Mario Yepes – The 38-year-old didnt have pace when he was 28, but he has always been a good reader of the game and, with everything in front of him, he dominated. Gervinho – a fine individual goal got his team back into the game. Edinson Cavani – played a brilliant ball for Suarez to score his first goal and was a handful for England to deal with all game. Luis Suarez – three weeks ago he had knee surgery, 21 days later he looked back to his best. The winner… • Luis Suarez – Cavanis ball was brilliant, Gerrards back header wasnt, Gary Cahills positioning was questionable but all of those only became major stories because the Liverpool striker scored two brilliant goals, many of which would have been put wide by others. What comes next? Italy vs Costa Rica (12pm/9am), France vs Switzerland (3pm/noon), Ecuador vs Honduras (6pm/3pm). 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Down 2-1 after Rick Nash scored on a penalty shot, the Oilers ran off four unanswered goals in the remainder of the second period on the way to a 6-3 victory on Sunday. Indianapolis Colts Jerseys China . -- Kael Mouillierat scored three times and set up one more as the St. Discount Indianapolis Colts Jerseys . Manager Alex Ferguson says the injury was sustained while the player tried to hit a volley toward the end of training on Tuesday.BOSTON - Brad Marchand is in the middle of a hot streak and Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask thinks he knows why.Marchand scored 3:27 into overtime to lift the Bruins to their ninth straight win over the Florida Panthers, 2-1 on Tuesday night.He doesnt think. He just goes, the goalie said when asked about Marchands run. He goes by his instinct. When he gets over thinking he gets over passing and puts on the brakes and looks for the late guy coming in and gets turnovers and gets yelled at, and starts over-thinking more.Marchand, who also set up Patrice Bergerons second-period goal, shifted around defenceman Dylan Olsen and lifted a wrist shot over goaltender Roberto Luongo for the winner. He has four goals and two assists in his last three games.It looked as if he would win it 40 seconds into the OT, but he flubbed a shot from in close that went wide with Luongo out of position.I was a little frustrated, Marchand said. Im just glad we got the two points.Jussi Jokinen scored for the Panthers, who have earned points in seven straight games. They had won two in a row.Rask made 18 saves for the Bruins, who have won three straight. Luongo had 23 stops.The Bruins played a video tribute for former enforcer Shawn Thornton, who played with the club from 2007-14 and was a part of their 2011 Stanley Cup championship team, late in the opening period. The video was filled with as many — if not more — fights as goals and the crowd gave Thronton, a fan favourite, a standing ovation. He was in front of the Panthers bench and waved to the crowd.Its pretty touching, you know, Thornton said. To get a standing ovation in a visiting arena is pretty special, and I appreciate it. The fans have always been great to me here and again tonight. Its pretty nice.Luongo seemed satisfied gettting the point.ddddddddddddRight now, we feel good about our team and our game, he said. We know that we can play against anybody. I think we showed that tonight coming into a tough building. We played them pretty much straight up, and it came down to a play in overtime.There was just one penalty called in the game — a minor against Boston in the second.The Panthers broke in front 1-0 on Jokinens goal 4:04 into the second period when he took a short pass from Brad Boyes and beat Rask with a shot from the slot.Boston tied it on Bergerons score at 7:29. Winger Marchand fed a pass from along the boards to Bergeron at the left circle. He then spun around quickly and fired a rising shot over Luongos left shoulder inside the far post.Floridas Rocco Grimaldi hit the post with a shot from in close early in the third.Luongo kept the game tied by making a sprawling right pad stop on Marchand at the end of a 2-on-1 break late in the second.The fans were waiting for a chance to welcome Thronton back. There were numerous Thornton No. 22 Bruins jerseys in the stands and signs, with one reading We Miss You and his picture attached. He got a loud ovation when he was announced in the starting lineup.NOTES: Boston C David Krejci was sidelined for his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. ... Panthers F Jonathan Huberdeau missed his second straight with the flu. ... Florida LW Scottie Upshall played his 500th career game. ... Boston LW Milan Lucics next game will be his 500th. ... The Panthers are at Philadelphia on Thursday night. Boston plays its third of a four-game homestand when it hosts Edmonton on Thursday. ... Florida entered the night having played only nine games, fewest in the NHL. ... Former Bruin Terry OReilly watched from a luxury box. 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