SBI Wednesday Rewind: Spain out already; USMNT moving on; Ronaldo knee woes persist; and more

SBI Wednesday Rewind: Spain out already; USMNT moving on; Ronaldo knee woes persist; and more

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SBI Wednesday Rewind: Spain out already; USMNT moving on; Ronaldo knee woes persist; and more

Chile fans by David Ramos Getty

By CAITLIN MURRAY

In a shocking second result for Spain that probably ruined the brackets everyone had been betting on, the defending World Cup champion is out of the tournament after just two group stage matches. Chile and the Netherlands will advance from Group B to the knockout round after the Dutch earlier in the day rallied to overcome a deficit and defeat Australia.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Men’s National Team reflected on their win against Ghana before switching gears to focus on their upcoming match against Portugal. The consensus is the players know they need to perform better, but the early goal from Clint Dempsey changed their game plan immediately, SBI writer Franco Panizo reported from Brazil. Come Thursday, coach Jurgen Klinsmann is ready to focus entirely on Portugal.

And the drama surrounding superstar Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness continued to unfold with him reportedly leaving training early with ice wrapped around his knee. An unconfirmed report out of Spain said doctors have warned Ronaldo he is risking career-ending injury if he continues playing before being fully healed.

Here is a rundown of all the stories featured on SBI today:
 
WORLD CUP:
Chile victory knocks Spain out of World Cup

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Charles Aránguiz

Ronaldo forced out of Portugal training again as knee issues persist

Netherlands overcomes second-half deficit to beat Australia

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Memphis Depay

Croatia stays alive, eliminates Cameroon after Song red card

SBI World Cup Man of the Match: Mario Mandzukic

World Cup Day 7: Your Running Commentary

World Cup Day 7: A Look Ahead

SBI 2014 World Cup Diary: Entry 2
 
U.S. MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM:
Klinsmann and USMNT firmly focused on Portugal

USMNT seeks improvement, but cites early goal in struggles vs. Ghana

16 million Americans watch USA-Ghana match on TV, set record for ESPN

Must-See Video: Jimmy Fallon monologue on USMNT

The SBI Show: Episode 148 (Recapping the USA win vs. Ghana, and more)
 
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER:
FIFA 15 producer talks MLS growth ahead of game’s next release

Espindola to miss 6 weeks with injury
 
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE:
EPL releases fixture list for 2014/2015 season

 

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