USA 1-0 against Algeria.
Team USA scored in the 91st minute. They now qualify for the Round of 16 as winners of Group C.
and England beat Slovenia 1-0
The tension was terrible but the performance was typically English, balancing hope and blind terror in equal measure. Captain Steven Gerrard looked white as a sheet as the anthems were sung.
A friend of mine who works in a bookshop in England told me in an email that the streets were empty and no one walked into his shop after 2:50 p.m. this afternoon.
“I was enjoying the perfect silence of a sunny afternoon when the pub opposite exploded with a mighty cheer, so I knew England had won.”
I don’t know how many people watched today’s game. According to Nick at the Museum, when the English team played team USA in their opening game, 23 million people (out of a total population of 60 million) watched that game.
There was a magnitude 5.0 earthquake at 01:41 pm E.D.T today (June 23, 2010) on the Ontario/Quebec border which was felt across a wide swath of Ontario, Quebec and the northeastern United States. The epicentre was 45 km north of Gatineau, Quebec. (Apparently a geological fault line runs through the Ottawa Valley!)