Sunday, June 29, 2014

Round Of 16 - Midpoint

Brazil 1 (3) - Chile 1 (2)
The home team struggled much more than they should have in this one.  Chile put up a good fight and almost won it was a shot off the crossbar in the 120th minute, but Julio Cesar was up to the task of PKs.

Colombia: 2 - Uruguay: 0
Its James Rodriguez's world and we're just living in it.  Great game from him and the rest of his Colombian team.  Uruguay had no teeth after Luis Suarez's suspension and the result was never really in doubt.

Netherlands 2 - Mexico 1
El Tri chokes again in the Round of 16.  The PK late was a foul but Robben should have also got a card for embellishment.  Its really their own fault though, sitting back to absorb Dutch pressure for 30+ mintues was never going to work.

Costa Rica 1 (5) - Greece 1 (3)
This was a dull, dull game.  Costa Rica got through for CONCACAF but there wasn't much to be excited about.

Brazil - Colombia - I think Colombia pulls off the upset here, unless Brazil finds another gear.  This is the first really good team the hosts have faced in this World Cup.  Should be a great game.

Netherlands - Costa Rica - The Cinderella run ends here for the Ticos.  The Dutch are too good for Costa Rica to over come, but they'll make it entertaining.

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