Massive boys soccer tournament to come to a close

The final day of the Country Boys Championships will play out today throughout Ballarat.

Matches were due to start at 8.30am on Monday morning, despite the chilly weather, where sides from across Victoria are competing.

The grand final of the under-16 division is due to start at 1.30pm.

AFL

West Coast Eagles are today expected to announce whether key defender Mitch Brown requires a season-ending knee reconstruction.

Brown underwent scans in Perth late yesterday evening, although it is expected he has ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

WORLD CUP

What a dramatic morning of football in the round of 16 FIFA World Cup.

Tournament heavyweights Netherlands came within minutes of suffering a shock elimination at the hands of Mexico, only to score two goals in six minutes to progress.

A goal in the 88th minute to Wesley Sneijder leveled the scores at 1-1, before Klaas-Jan Huntelaar converted a penalty in the 94th minute to send his country into the quarter finals.

In the other match for the morning, Costa Rica claimed a stunning penalty shootout victory over Greece.

Despite being down to 10 men, the Costa Ricans were able to hold off repeated attacks from the Greeks in the 30 minutes of extra time, before winning the penalty shootout 5-3.

It is the furthest Costa Rica has ever progressed in the tournament.

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