Over the weekend Spain,the Netherlands,Uruguay and Germany made it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup,but the qualifying matches排位赛、资格赛were not without a few surprises.
One of the biggest shocks at the weekend was Germany's 4-0 triumph胜利over South American heavyweights重量级选手Argentina.
The young German team coped with应对everything Argentina could throw at them对付德国的浑身解数，which left the South American team with their worst World Cup defeat in 52 years.
After the game,Argentina coach Diego Maradonna,was left emotional情绪激动的on the sidelines边线and is now contemplating考虑his future with the team.
I'll have to think carefully about it and talk with my family and the players.There are many issues here.
Diego Maradonna,Argentina coach
Maradonna says he needs to talk with the players and his family before he makes a decision.
The fiery暴躁的coach also spoke about how the Argentine people will feel about the team's performance.
"This is a country where you live and breathe football.I don't think that anybody will be happy when the team loses 4-0."
Another shocking outcome of the weekend's matches was hot favourites Brazil being knocked out被踢出局of the competition by the Netherlands.
I've been very happy to coach this Brazil team,but if you look at the players'faces now,you know how they feel.
The dramatic戏剧性的game saw Brazil playing with 10 men,after Felipe Melo was given a red card吃了一张红牌following an altercation争执、争议with the opposing对手的team's Arjen Robben.
After the game Brazil coach,Dunga talked about the team's surprise defeat.
"We're all extremely sad,we didn't expect this.We played well in the first half but we weren't able to maintain that rhythm保持那种节奏。"
The shock exit of the five time World Cup winners has resulted in the team's coach,Dunga getting the sack被解雇。
Just over three weeks ago the World Cup started with 32 teams and now it's down to the final four.Uruguay will play the Netherlands and Spain will face Germany.
Spanish player,Andres Iniesta is looking forward to the game saying,"It will be a game between two rivals竞争对手who enjoy having the ball and I think it will be a beautiful battle漂亮的比赛。"