What do you think was the most exciting match of the group stage? These are the ones that stood out to me, and I've included them in the poll, but feel free to mention others. Brazil 2, North Korea 1 - In a match between the top ranked team in the world and the lowest ranked team in the tournament, North Korea surprised everybody by hanging in there with Brazil. Not only did they hang in, but they scored late and threatened to equalize. Switzerland 1, Spain 0 - This was definitely a shocker early on in the tournament. USA 2, Slovenia 2 - Slovenia was up 2-0 at halftime, the U.S. came back and tied the game in the 82nd minute, and had what would have been the game winner disallowed in the 86th minute by the most controversial call of the tournament. It's the only game of the tournament that a team has come back from two goals down. USA 1, Algeria 0 - Landon Donovan's goal in the 91st minute moved the Americans into the knockout round. Definitely the most dramatic goal of the tournament. Slovakia 3, Italy 2 - The game that knocked out the world champions. There were three goals scored in the last ten minutes of the game. Anytime Slovakia went up by two and you thought the game was over, Italy came right back and made things interesting, but in the end they fell short.