Brazil vs Belgium Preview

This is arguably the biggest match of the quarterfinal bracket as Roberto Martinez takes his very impressive Belgians out to try and stop Neymar and Co. Brazil, like most favourites, started their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. They followed that game up with a hard fought 2-0 win over Costa Rica with all the goals in ...

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Uruguay vs France Preview

This World Cup will go down in history as one of those World Cups that the big boys could not go far and the unfashionable teams went maybe too far. Uruguay and France remain two of the biggest teams still left and this game would be a worthy final but unfortunately one of them has to go home after this ...

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Colombia vs England Preview

Colombia are England’s next obstacle as the Three Lions look to get to the quarterfinals of this World Cup. The Colombians started their campaign with a shocking 2-1 loss to Japan, however, that result was influenced by the fact that they had gone a goal and a man down inside the opening three minutes. Their next game offered them the ...

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Sweden vs Switzerland Preview

This game brings together two Europeans in almost identical form as they both look to make a mark on this year’s competition. Sweden started their campaign with a 1-0 win over South Korea. They had built a reputation as a defensive side in qualification and that match was all about keeping the Koreans at bay. Their next game was against ...

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Belgium vs Japan Preview

Belgium were placed in an interesting group with England the only obstacle to them topping the table. The fixture list even made it easy for them as they were made to play the Three Lions in their last group by which time they should have qualified. They started their campaign with a 3-0 win over Panama with all the goals ...

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Brazil vs Mexico Preview

Brazil came into this World Cup as favourites once again, but their campaign started on a shaky note as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Switzerland. Their next game against Costa Rica was even more shocking as they had to wait until added time to finally score against the underdogs.  That game eventually ended in a 2-0 win ...

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Croatia vs Denmark Preview

Croatia are one of the most impressive teams in this competition so far. They were not considered favourites before the tournament began, but they look like they can go all the way. The Croatians started their competition with a 2-0 win over Nigeria. They followed that victory up with another against Argentina which was supposed to be their most difficult, ...

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Spain vs Russia Preview

Spain is one of the many heavyweights who have not really impressed in this competition and it will be interesting to see how they perform against this Russian team that has been impressive so far. Spain started their campaign with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Portugal with Diego Costa twice pulling them back from being a goal down before they ...

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Uruguay vs Portugal Preview

Uruguay were favourites to top group A and despite the Russians looking unplayable in their first two games, they were rightly not a match for the South Americans who beat them 3-0 in their final group game to top the group. With stars like Jose Jimenez and Diego Godin in defence as well as Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez in ...

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France vs Argentina Preview

France and Argentina are two teams who haven’t really set the World Cup alight this year and they both face each other with the Argentines looking to keep riding their luck. France started with a rather fortunate 2-1 win over an Australian team that we didn’t think had the capability to stop the attacking talents of Les Bleus. France beat ...

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Panama vs Tunisia Preview

This game offers little to play for as both of these teams have already been relegated after the first two games. Panama are debutants at this stage and not much was expected from them when they were drawn in this group. They started their campaign on a bright note when they held Belgium to a draw in the first half ...

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England vs Belgium Preview

This is another blockbuster fixture at the ongoing World Cup and nothing makes it bigger than it being the decider of who tops the group. These two teams have been the most attacking in the competition and it may be down to their respective defences to keep the score respectable for each nation. England for the first time in many ...

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Senegal vs Colombia Preview

Senegal are the only remaining African team after Nigeria were eliminated so they carry the hopes of millions of Africans after a desperately poor showing from the continent’s representatives. The Senegalese started the competition on a bright note after beating Poland 2-1; they should have sealed qualification to the next round in their next game against Japan as they went ...

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Japan vs Poland Preview

Poland were one of the teams expected to shine at this World Cup after they qualified without much struggle, but their return to the global stage has been a disaster and they head home after two losses in as many games no matter what the result here is. Japan started their campaign with a shocking 2-1 win over Colombia after ...

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Switzerland vs Costa Rica Preview

While Switzerland have a place in the next round to play for, Costa Rica would have packed their bags before they take to the field in this match. Switzerland opened their campaign with an impressive 1-1 draw against Brazil. They went into their second match needing a win to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive, and they ...

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