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With the quarter-finals of the World Cup upon us, the CaughtOffside team has got together and predicted how we think the greatest football show on earth will play out in the next ten days…
Feel free to agree, or (more likely) disagree as much as you please!
Which four sides will reach the semi-finals?
Germany, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands.
France, Brazil and Argentina and Netherlands.
France, Colombia, Argentina and Netherlands
France, Brazil, Argentina and Netherlands
Germany, Brazil, Argentina and the Netherlands.
Which quarter-final is going to be the most entertaining?
Brazil v Colombia. The home crowd made the match against Chile pulsating, and it’s going to be even more tense this time around, against arguably the best team in the competition so far.
Netherlands v Costa Rica.
The Dutch have been perhaps the most exciting team going forward in the tournament, scoring the most goals of any team, while Costa Rica have impressed with their pressing and stamina, and in lightning counterattacks. Every other tie has at least one team which has had a slightly cagey approach, and this clash of styles could prove a gripping watch.
France vs Germany has all the makings of a classic, but I actually think it could be quite boring as they try and cautiously outdo each other. Brazil vs Colombia should be great, though. Colombia will sense that they can take the hosts as their respective form has been quite contrasting.
Brazil v Colombia for me. The South American sides have lit up this tournament and these two have been the best. With Neymar and James Rodriguez on show, we’re guaranteed goals and entertainment.
They should all be great spectacles. Brazil against Colombia looks particularly tasty though. The star-studded hosts will be under pressure from their expectant fans to attack constantly, which will play into the hands of the Colombians, who are deadly on the break. I fancy Brazil to edge a five-goal thriller in Fortaleza.