2014 FIFA World Cup Quaterfinals

We are now down to the final eight teams in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  Let’s look at the teams in the round of eight:

Brazil (#3) vs. Colombia (#8)
France (#17) vs. Germany (#2)
Netherlands (#15) vs. Costa Rica (#28)
Argentina (#5) vs. Belgium (#11)

Seven of the teams are in the Top 20 ranked teams, while four are Top 10 teams.  The only non-Top 20 team is Costa Rica.

Both Brazil and Costa Rica won their Group of 16 games in a penalty shootout, while Argentina, Belgium, and Germany won in extra time.

Look for a very competitive round.  For example, the Netherlands have won all four games in tournament, by Costa Rica has been a surprise in this tournament and can be expected to be a tough competitor.

Belgium upset the USA in the Group of 16, while Germany won a hard fought game against Algeria.

In the last round, six of my predictions won.  In this round I expect Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium to move on to the Semi-Finals.  Let’s see what happens.

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