England v Argentina
Tour arenasaopaulo rib-19 95
The Arena de Sao Paulo hosted the match.
Event 2014 FIFA World Cup Semi-Finals
Date 9 July 2014
Venue Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Man of the Match Daniel Sturridge (England)
Referee Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)
Attendance 63,267
Weather Clear night
22 °C (71 °F)
51% humidity

The England versus Argentina football match that took place on 9 July 2014 at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was the second semi-final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Both teams reached the stage having won all previous games in the tournament, though Argentina had gone to extra time in their round of 16 match against Switzerland. The game was played just a day after Brazil's shock 7–1 defeat to Germany, a record semi-final win at any world cup and the first to have one team net 6 times. This game ended in another shock result with England winning 6–0. England lead 4–0 at half-time thanks to Daniel Sturridge netting the quickest goal in world cup history after 8.6 seconds, Rooney added his eighth of the tournament in the 24th minute, Sturridge netted again in the 36th minute this was all before Gary Cahill headed home in the second minute of injury time in the first half. Sturridge completed his hat-trick in the second half and Raheem Sterling added a sixth late on in the match.

This result levelled the record biggest win in the semi-final of a world cup which was set the day before in Germany's 7–1 win over Brazil. It also broke Argentina's record loss.

Match detailsEdit

9 July 2014
Flag of England.svg England 6–0 Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg
Sturridge 13px-Soccerball shade svg 1', 36', 77'
Rooney 13px-Soccerball shade svg 24'
Cahill 13px-Soccerball shade svg 45+2'
Sterling 13px-Soccerball shade svg 84'
Arena de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Attendance: 63,267
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir (Turkey)