Help your country win something this summer!

Posted by adminNo CommentsJul 02, 2010

There is still time to take part in the second most important footballing tournament taking place this summer -  the Spotflick Cup! Spotflick – the Penalty Shoot Out Game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad gives you the chance to show the world that even if your country can’t win football matches, you and the rest of their fans can!

Spotflick Cup World Penalty Shoot Out game

The Spotflick Cup is one of three modes of play in Spotflick and it gives you the chance to battle through four rounds of knock out action beating whatever nation stands in your way in order to be crowned Spotflick Cup Champion.

Spotflick Cup World Cup Penalty Shoot Out Game

You must flick to  kick the ball past the array of goalkeeping talent that has been assembled to test your penalty taking skills to the limit, and all in glorious animated 2D! See if you can beat the likes of Brazil , Germany, Italy, England or Spain and be crowned Spotflick Cup Champion.

Germany Spotflick Cup Penalty Shoot Out Game World Cup

Every time you win the Spotflick Cup your result gets added to the database of results on the Spotflick website. These results are recorded and listed in the Spotflick Cup Table so it is easy to see which country in the world has the best penalty kickers. Believe it or not, England are currently sitting at the top of the table with 34% of the wins, the USA being their nearest rivals with 18%.


Spotflick Cup Table World Cup Penalty Shoot Out Game

If you want to get your nation involved in the action then get yourself a copy of Spotflick and get involved in the Spotflick Cup. You can buy the game in the App Store on iTunes for only 59p! Go to www.spotflick.com to find out more.

Japan needed Spotflick!

Posted by adminNo CommentsJul 01, 2010

After 19 days of World Cup matches and 6 knock out games without a penalty shoot out, Japan v Paraguay finally delivered the first bit of penalty kick drama of the 2010 World Cup. It was bound to happen wasn’t it!

After a pretty turgid match ended 0-0 after extra time, it came down to penalty kicks to decide who would go through to the quarter finals. Unfortunately for Japan’s Komano, he was to prove to be Japan’s Chris Waddle, missing Japan’s third penalty leaving Paraguay’s Oscar Cardozo a penalty to win the game. Cardozo calmly slotted home to send Paraguay through with an impressive 5 penalties from 5 attempts.

Why Paraguay were so good at penalties only became clear after I heard that Paraguayan Lingerie model Larissa Riquelme has vowed to strip naked if Paraguay win the World Cup. Judging by the pictures of her supporting her team, she won’t have too far to go to be naked, but I can now see why those Paraguay players buried their penalty kicks with such passion.

Paraguay World Cup Soccer Larrisa Riquelme Spotflick

If you want to help Paraguay at least lift the Spotflick Cup this summer, get yourself a copy of Spotflick – the Penalty Kick Game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. I will speak to Larrisa and maybe if Paraguay can win that she might strip down to her under crackers. No promises though. You can downoad Spotflick on the iTunes App Store now for only 59p! Go to www.spotflick.com for more information and see who is winning the Spotflick Cup at the minute.

No break for the Spotflick Cup!

Posted by adminNo CommentsJul 01, 2010

While the players at the World Cup might be enjoying a well earned break from their exploits in South Africa, the fans of Spotflick – the flick to kick penalty shoot out game for the iPhone – are still hard at it trying to lead their country to glory, even if their team has already been eliminated.

England fans continue to keep their team at the top of the Table, but every day new teams enter the fray, but they will have to go some over the coming weeks to catch the English!

Spotflick Cup Table

There is still time to get your nation involved in the Spotflick Cup. Get flicking and make sure they top the table at the end of the World Cup and prove they are the best penalty flickers in the world. All you need is a copy of Spotflick – The Penalty Shoot Out game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Only 59p on the App Store on iTunes

Did U see Spotflick on UTV?

Posted by adminNo CommentsJul 01, 2010

Spotflick – the Penalty Shoot Out Gamke for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad – was recently featured on the website of Northern Ireland’s Independent Television Station UTV. I didn’t really think it was up Our Julian’s street as it were, but somebody there though that it was worth a mention.

UTV Spotflick Penalty Shoot Out game World Cup

Not sure about how the graphics department managed to take a lovely screenshot of the game and murder it, but it is nice to get some local coverage about the game. Spotflick, was created in Northern Ireland by Tim Bryans, Kevin Beimers, Colin McCucker, Ciaran Oakes and Dean Burke and is currently for sale on the App Store on iTunes for only 59p. The flick to kick penalty shoot out game is the perfect way to perfect your penalty kick skills in time for the knock out stages of the World Cup. Go to www.spotflick.com for more information.

World Cup Day 19 – Spotflick Round Up

Posted by admin2 CommentsJun 30, 2010

Day 19 saw the final games of the second round of the World Cup with the last 2 places in the Quarter Finals up for grabs. Paraguay were taking on Japan in the afternoon game and then it was the Iberian Derby in the evening with Spain taking on Portugal. Would today finally produce the first penalty shoot out of the 2010 World Cup? I certainly hoped so!

Spotflick World Cup Penalty Shoot Out Game

The first game of the day would hardly be remembered as a classic. Paraguay were in the second round of the World Cup for the fourth time, having lost all three of their previous sojourns into the knockout stages and failing to score a goal on each occasion. Japan had also never reached the Quarter Finals stage before, coming closest in 2002 when they lost to Turkey 1-0.

In what was an ultimately disappointing match, the game finished 0-0 after extra time, so it was to be decided by penalties. Get in! To be fair, based on the way both teams had played throughout the game, it would have been easier for everyone concerned if the match had just gone straight to penalties rather than subjecting us all to 120 minutes of pretty turgid stuff. Japan showed against Denmark that they are very dangerous team going forward and Paraguay had played some nice stuff as they qualified top of the group. But neither side was willing to really cut loose in this game and it was a pretty edgy and niggly affair.

At last! We had a penalty shoot out in the World Cup! Paraguay and Japan would not only contest the first shoot out in this year’s competition but also the first in both their country’s histories.

Japan Paraguay Missed Penalty World Cup Spotflick Shoot Out game

In what was a superb display of penalty kicking tekkers, both teams had scored all of their penalties with some aplomb, none of the players looking like missing. Then up stepped Yuichi Komano, who had earlier watched a shot on goal go out for a throw in some 18 yards from the corner flag. Not a good day at the office for the poor chap. But it got an awful lot worse for him as his spotkick hit the bar and flew  over. Heartbreak for Japan. But it wasn’t over yet. Another couple of excellent penalties saw Oscar Cardozo step up for the crucial penalty. If he could score Paraguay were through to the next round. Had he been practicing his penalties with Spotflick? He certainly had been as he calmly slotted home and was promptly smothered by the rest of his team-mates. So Japan suffered the same fate as England have at several previous World Cup’s – penalty shoot out heartbreak and poor old Komano can now expect a phone call from Pizza Hut some time very soon. Paraguay marched on the the Quarter Finals where they would meet the winners of the night game between Spain and Portugal.

It was the Iberian Derby, a match that promised to be a cracker, but I no longer take anything for granted having sat through a number of so-called ‘crackers’ only to witness nothing but absolute toilet, Portugal being guilty of this on a number of occasions already in this World Cup. Spain have previously met Portugal 32 times, winning 15 times and losing only 5. But Portugal had won their last meeting at Euro 2004, and Spain had only managed to beat them once in their last 10 encounters. Would Cristiano Ronaldo or Fernando Torres finally be able to find some form at the this World Cup? And who would end up with a tempting Quarter Final game against Paraguay?


Spain Spotflicker Portugal World Cup penalty Shoot Out Game Ronaldo Torres

This game will also not be considered for inclusion on the greatest matches in World Cup history DVD. It was two years to the day that Spain lifted the Euro 2008 trophy with a 1-0 victory over Germany and they must now fancy their chances of adding the World Cup trophy to their haul after an effective if not entirely impressive win against Portugal. Both teams never really produced the sort of attacking free flowing football that we know they are capable of. Portugal were very well organised at the back and created a number of good chances going forward. The Spanish keeper Casillas again didn’t look at his best and didn’t deal particularly well with the small number of Portuguese attempts on goal that actually required any effort from him. But the Spanish were playing well within themselves are were able to cope with anything that Portugal could throw a them.

Spain Casillas Portugal World Cup Penalty Kick game Spotflick

Both Torres and Ronaldo had games to forget, with Torres substituted in the second half, but it was DavidVilla who grabbed the headlines with his fourth goal of the tournament to give Spain a 1-0 lead. A Xavi backheel unlocked the Portuguese defence and played in Villa whose initial shot was blocked by Eduardo, but Villa reacted quickest to the rebound and lifted the ball into the roof of the net. There was a hint of offside to the goal, but Spain probably just about deserved the lead and I can’t see Sepp Blatter apologising to Portugal about this one.

Unfortunately this goal didn’t exactly spark Portugal into life. For some reason they didn’t change their ineffectual tactics until very late on when they pressed hard for an equaliser. But their cause was not helped when another player jumped on the bandwagon of feigning injury in order to get a player send off. This time is wasn’t Torres, but Joan Capdevila. Not only does this guy have a girl’s name but he also acts like a girl as he went down like a sack of spuds clutching his face after brushing into Ricardo Costa. Costa was shown a  straight red and Portugal’s chances of getting back into the game were all but over.

Spain Portugal Red Card Costa World Cup Spotflick Penalty Shoot Out Game Capdevila

Somehow Spain have managed to avoid picking up a single booking in the group stages since Hungary in 1986, but somebody needs to be shown a red card for this diving business as it is an absolute disgrace and is marring this World Cup more than the bloody vuvuzela’s. So the match finished 1-0 and Spain will now meet Paraguay in the next round and must fancy their chances of reaching the semi-finals and equalling their best ever performance at a World Cup since 1950.

England are looking uncatchable to the top of the Spotflick Cup Table as we prepare for the Quarter Finals of the World Cup. At least it proves that English fans can at least play football even though their team has forgotten how to.

Spotflick Cup Table World Cup Penalty Shoot Out Game

There is still time to get your nation involved in the Spotflick Cup and make sure they top the table at the end of the World Cup and prove they are the best penalty flickers in the world. All you need is a copy of Spotflick – The Penalty Shoot Out game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Become a Top Spotflicker!

Posted by adminNo CommentsJun 30, 2010

Spotflick – the Penalty Shoot Out Game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad – not only offers you the chance to lead your country to penalty kick glory but it also gives you the chance to hone your penalty kick skills against some of the best goalkeepers of all time and become a Top Spotlficker yourself!

Defeat all of the 20 goalkeepers in the Arcade mode of the game and then try your luck against the greatest goalkeeper of all time to see if you have what it takes to become a Top Spotflicker. If you do beat the greatest goalie look out for the secret URL displayed in the game after  you win. Type that URL into your browser and download your exclusive Top Spotflicker prize. Go to www.spotflick.com to find out more about the game and download your copy now!

World Cup Day 18 – Spotflick Round Up

Posted by admin2 CommentsJun 29, 2010

As England recover from a world class hangover, and BMW owners all over the country recover from a night spent worrying about what state their prize possession would be in after last orders, the country can now get down to some serious Wimbledon action. For the rest of the world it was back to footballing business with Day 18 of the World Cup, which promised some samba magic from Brazil and some Total Football from the Dutch.

Spotflick Cup Table Penalty Kick Game World Cup

Holland went into their game against Slovakia on a record 22-game unbeaten streak, having not lost since November 2008. But having never met the Slovaks before  as an independent nation they must have approached this game with a certain amount of trepidation. Especially having watched the way Slovakia dispatched World Champions Italy in the group stages.

Arjen Robben opened the scoring with a fantastic strike on 18 minutes, but let himself down shortly afterwards by attempting a knee slide that didn’t quite go to plan. He really needs to work on that aspect of his game as he could be a great player, but without a decent celebration he may struggle to find the sort of recognition he deserves. The knee slide is always popular but without a bit of moisture on the pitch it can go horribly wrong. He should stick with something that works for him, maybe a simple Shearer raised arm or a Lee Sharpe shuffle if he is feeling adventurous, or possibly even a Roy Houghton forward roll if he really needed to let loose, but something needs to be done.

Holland continued to press in the second half with Robben playing some excellent football creating a number of good chances, but the Slovak keeper was keeping the Dutch at bay. The Slovak keeper even managed to keep a Sneijder shot out with his face. Robben crossed the ball in from the right and Sneijder connected well only for the ball to smack Mucha right in the Chevy Chase. It was desperate defending from Slovenia but the Dutch couldn’t kill the game off. The Slovaks rallied and created some good chances of their own in the second half, but Dutch keeper Maarten Stekelenburg was also in imperious form and pulled off a couple of stunning saves to preserve the Dutch lead.

Holland Slovakia Spotflick Penalty Kick Game World Cup

Holland clinched the game in the 84th minute when a quick free kick caught the Slovenia defence napping and Kuyt fed Sneijder who provided the simplest of finishes to make it 2-0. Slovakia did pick up a consolation goal to give the scoreline a bit of credibility. They were awarded a penalty deep into injury time, which Vittek converted, to leave the final score 2-1 and Holland go through to the quarter finals where they will face the winner of the evening game between Brazil and Chile.

Brazil had beaten Chile in their last seven encounters, scoring 26 goals, and conceding just 3. So as far as omens go that is a bit of a stinker. Add that to the fact that Chile were without 3 first choice players, Estrada, Ponce and Medel after their ill discipline in the group stages. To be fair, Estrada didn’t deserve to miss the game as it was a Torres special that ruled him out of this game due to a red card against Spain.

Chile Ponce World Cup Spotflick Penalty Shoot Out game

But Chile had impressed at this World Cup, playing some great football, and while Brazil had eased through the so called Group of Death, they had never really hit top form. It promised to be a great game full of Latin American style and grace.

Chile started the brighter team, which is more that can be said for their manager Marcela Bielsa who looked like he was one step away from the cardiac unit all night. But despite all the early pressure Chile couldn’t find a way through Dunga’s well organised Brazilian defence which looks tighter than a gnat’s chuff.

And Brazil made Chile pay for their inability to seize the initiative with a goal beautifully simple in its execution. It was a header from a corner kick. Juan leaping above everyone else and powering home a header past the helpless goalkeeper. It was such a boring goal it could have been scored by John Terry, but because it was scored by a Brazilian they managed to make it look sexy! Luis Fabiano then scored minutes later gliding past the Chilean keeper and slotting home after a passing move so clinical that it wouldn’t have looked out of place on Casualty. So it was 2-0 at the break.


Brazil Chile World Cup Spotflick Penalty Shoot Out Game

Chile made some changes after the interval bringing on two more strikers obviously deciding to throw caution to the wind and go for the win. They played some great football, but just could not find the final pass and they never really looked in danger of troubling the Brazil keeper, who wins my award for the Biggest Face of the 2010 World Cup. Brazil wrapped things up in the 59th minute when a scintillating run from Ramires was finished off by a cool Robinho finish. Chile had no answer to the Brazilians in attack or defence and the match finshed 3-0 which Chile can be reasonably happy with as you felt that Brazil never really got out of second gear.

The Brazilians are also a team that can’t do right for doing wrong, criticized for being a team that puts results before playing classical Brazilian flair football. Spare a thought for England again!

England did have something to smile about yesterday, their fans continued to stake their claim on the Spotflick Cup.

Spotflick Cup Table World Cup

Get your nation involved in the Spotflick Cup and make sure they top the table at the end of the World Cup and prove they are the best penalty flickers in the world. All you need is a copy of Spotflick – The Penalty Shoot Out game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Check back tomorrow for the Spotflick Review of Day 19 of the World Cup to see how the Spain and Portugal got on in their derby match.

Spotflick goes Dutch

Posted by adminNo CommentsJun 28, 2010

A famous man once said – “There are only two things I don’t like…People who are intolerant of other peoples cultures…And the Dutch!” Well, not any more! The Dutch are officially my new favourite country! Dutch iPhone review site www.iphoneclub.nl just gave Spotflick a review, further widening Spotflick’s grip of continental Europe!

The Dutch have also been going High Score crazy with Spotflick and entered into the fray in the Spotflick Cup so let’s hope that the nation that brought us Total Football can loosen England’s grip on the trophy.

If you want to find out more information about Spotflick – the penalty shoot out game – go to www.spotflick.com and spotflick yourself!

World Cup Day 17 – Spotflick Round Up

Posted by adminNo CommentsJun 28, 2010

Day 17 of the World Cup saw England take on Germany and Argentina take on Mexico with a Quarter Final match awaiting the two winners of these games on Saturday July 3rd. Would England be there? And if they overcome their old enemy Germany will they then have to face their other old enemy Argentina? Would this be the year that England banish all of their World Cup demons?

Spotflick Cup Penalty Shoot Out Game World Cup England Germany

I won’t beat around the bush here. The answer was a resounding No. England limped out of the World Cup after getting their pants pulled down in emphatic fashion by the Germans. The game finished 4-1, but it wasn’t without controversy, although it couldn’t mask the fact that England were thrashed by a far superior German side. England’s defence was appalling and they looked lost and lacked any sort of creativity, with the manager having to shoulder a fair amount of the blame for failing to try and change anything about the England team who were clearly struggling to make any sort of impact.

England Germany Spotflick Penalty Kick Game World Cup

The match started poorly for England who struggled to find their feet and failed to find any sort of width to their game. The Germans were easily able to snuff out the English in the middle of the park and took the lead themselves thanks to some rank defending by England’s Terry and Upson. Ironically, after Franz Beckenbauer’s criticism of England’s limited kick and rush attacking strategy, Germany took they lead from a goal kick! Neuer’s goal kick dissected the out of position England defenders and Klose ran onto the ball and slotted it home past David James. 1-0. And it was another defensive balls up that allowed Lukas Podolski to fire home from a tight angle to double the Germans advantage. 32 minutes gone and England were 2-0 down and facing a real thrashing as David James had already had to make a number of good saves to keep England in the game.

But England got themselves back into the match in the 37th minute when Matthew Upson headed home to help try and make amends for his defensive  errors which had cost England so dearly. England started to add width to their game and suddenly looked like they might have a chance, causing the Germans problems. But the real talking point of the match came in the 39th minute just moments after England had scored. England were pressing and the ball came to Lampard on the edge of the box. He lofted a shot at goal over Neuer, only to see the ball hit the crossbar. But it bounced down and clearly crossed the line, only to bounce back out and into the very grateful arms of Neuer. Every English fan in the stadium erupted with joy as they had just watched England equalise. Fabio was up off his seat celebrating. England were back in it. But No. The referee didn’t give it! In an incident that was uncannily reminiscent of the World Cup final between England and Germany in 1966 when Geoff Hurst’s shot hit the crossbar and bounced out, the Germans can feel some sort of justice after 44 years, but this will do little to appease England.

England Germany World Cup Disputed Goal Lampard Spotflick Penalty Kick Game

The incident brings the subject of goal line technology harshly into the spotlight as the ball didn’t just bounce a millimetre over the line. It was about a foot over the line and everyone in the stadium could see it, but somehow the linesman and referee failed to spot it. FIFA’s Sepp Blatter must have wished he had never set up a Twitter account as it took some pasting from disgruntled England fans. So the first half ended 2-1, but England were stil in it surely.

Sadly they weren’t. In the second half Germany put England to the sword on the counter attack. Gareth Barry, who gifted away possession against Slovenia but was lucky that the opposition couldn’t capitalize, found out that mistakes at this level against top class team gets punished more ruthlessly. Mueller finishing off a sweeping German move and restoring the two goal advantage. Then minutes later Barry was stripped for pace by Mesut Ozil who fed the ball through for Mueller to grab his second and finish the game off as a contest.

It was a bitterly disappointing day for England and an end to a miserable World Cup campaign that never really got going and questions must be asked as to why one of the form teams going into the tournament imploded so badly and were given such a harsh lesson by a team we were so confident we could beat. Fabio is due to discuss his future with the FA soon, but he must be in fear for his job. He failed to manage his team against Germany, inexplicably sending on Heskey for Defoe when England were already struggling to contain the talented German side.

England can have no complaints about the result, disputed goal or not. They were outclassed and outplayed all over the park and must accept that they lost to a vastly superior team.

The next game of the day was Argentina v Mexico. Both South American sides have impressed so far at this World Cup and this promised to be a good game full of Latin American style. Mexico had only managed to beat Argentina 4 times out of their 25 previous encounters and Argentina were on their best run of form since 1998 having won their last 8 games. The game didn’t disappoint, but sadly it was marred by another shocking refereeing decision that left the Mexicans livid and no doubt prompted another onslaught on @seppblatter.

The Mexicans had the better of Argentinians early on, but it was Argentina who took the lead through a Carlos Tevez header, but the Mexicans can feel somewhat aggrieved as he was clearly standing yards offisde when the ball was played through to him by Messi.

Mexico Argentina World Cup Spotflick Penalty Shoot Out Game Offisde Tevez

But the goal stood despite the Mexcian protests, but they could have no one to blame but themselves for the second goal in the 33rd minute. Ricardo Osorio was caught in two minds at the back and what should have been a straight forward pass rolled into the path of the on rushing Higuain who punished the mistake in emphatic fashion making it 2-0. After the break, Tevez all but finished the game off scoring an absolute cracker in the 52 minute. His shot rocketing into the top corner of the goal from about 30 yards.

Mexico Argentina orld Cup Spotflick Penalty Kick Game

Fair play to the Mexicans, they didn’t give up and put the Argentine goal under a lot of pressure. They got a consolation goal in the 71st minute from another cracking long rage effort from Hernandez, but despite further pressure they could not find another way through the Argentinian defence. It was another great game that was marred by awful refereeing decisions, something that has featured heavily throughout this World Cup.

Despite England’s under par performance in the World Cup, English fans are still performing heroically in the Spotflick Cup, keeping their cast iron grip on the top of the table.

Spotflick Cup Table World Cup Penalty Shoot Out Game

Get your nation involved in the Spotflick Cup and make sure they top the table at the end of the World Cup and prove they are the best penalty flickers in the world. All you need is a copy of Spotflick – The Penalty Shoot Out game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Check back tomorrow for the Spotflick Review of Day 18 of the World Cup to see if the Dutch and Brazilians can set up a mouthwatering Quarter Final match next week.

World Cup Day 16 – Spotflick Round Up

Posted by adminNo CommentsJun 27, 2010

Day 16 of the World Cup saw the knock stages begin in South Africa and with so much at stake we could kiss goodbye to dreary exhibitions from teams who knew they had already qualified. This was it. The second round of the the biggest footballing tournament in the world. If you didn’t perform now you were going home. This is where the World Cup really starts!

World Cup Spotflick Penalty Kick Game

The first match was Uruguay, winners of Group A, against South Korea, the runners up in Group B. Uruguay were looking to book their place in the last 8 of the World Cup for the first time since 1970, and South Korea, were looking to repeat their heroics of 2002 when they reached the semi-finals.

The game took place in pretty awful conditions in Port Elizabeth. It was wetter than an otter’s pocket for most of the game which didn’t make for the most free flowing football but both teams put on a good display for the rain soaked fans that braved the conditions. Uruguay spent large parts of the game defending as the South Koreans desperately tried to keep their World Cup dream alive.

Spotflick Penalty Kick Game World Cup South Korea Uruguay

But it was South Korea’s defence that let them down. 2 goals from Luis Suarez was enough for Uruguay to advance to next round, winning the game 2-1. The first goal was interesting in that is was a textbook example of how not to defend against a cross. Forlan whipped a ball into the box which was speculative at best. Every South Korean defender to a man stopped in their tracks and let it pass across the goal for reasons unknown. I can only imagine they saw the ball roll through a dog turd and didn’t want to get any on their nice white kit. The keeper, seeing their reaction also didn’t go for the ball, mustn’t have wanted to get any poo on his gloves so let the ball skip across the goal where Suarez was waiting to slot the ball home. Good finish from Suarez but terrible defending, and I am pretty sure that there wasn’t any dog poo on the ball.

The Koreans pressed hard for an equaliser and it came in the 68th minute from Bolton’s Lee Chung-Yong and they looked more likely to grab the winner as Uruguay sat back and defended in the rain. But Suarez broke Koreans hearts with a fantistic finish in the 80th minute, curling in a shot with some style that sealed the victory and set Uruguay up with a Quater Final clash against either the USA or Ghana.

USA Ghana World Cup Spotflick Penalty Kick game

The USA v Ghana game was another good spectacle with plenty of good football and edge of the seat drama. Ghana took the early initiative with a goal after just 8 minutes. Portsmouth’ s Kevin-Prince Boateng scoring a great individual goal, although Tim Howard must be scratching his napper wondering how he got beaten at the near post by a man named Kevin. The USA put in another poor first half shift, but as in previous games they came back strongly in the second half. I don’t know what Bob Bradley says to the players in the locker room but he will no doubt be releasing a self-motivation DVD in the not too distant future.

Landon Donovan, showed that he has been practicing his penalties with Spotflick, by levelling the score in the 62nd minute. And it looked like we might be headed for a penalty shoot out, as after 90 minutes it ended 1-1. But in the third minute of extra time Asamoah Gyan ran onto a through ball and smashed the ball past Tim Howard to give the African side the lead.

USA Ghana World Cup Spotflick Penalty Kick game

The USA pressed hard for an equaliser but it was not to be and the USA crash out of the World Cup. It was a disappointing end to a great campaign from the Americans, and from Landon Donovan in particular who has been one the best players in the tournament. So Urugay will play Ghana in the Quater Finals in a game that both will fancy winning.

Yesterday also saw England tighten their grip on the Spotflick Cup. Good news for Fabio and his boys ahead of their crunch game against Germany, especially if it goes to penalties.

Spotflick Cup Table World Cup Penalty Kick Game England Germany

Get your nation involved in the Spotflick Cup and make sure they top the table at the end of the World Cup and prove they are the best penalty flickers in the world. All you need is a copy of Spotflick – The Penalty Shoot Out game for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

Check back tomorrow for the Spotflick Review of Day 17 of the World Cup and see how England got on against Germany!