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As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
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Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
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bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
It's not what you think...in all likelihood France will advance to the QFs. Even if Nigeria does advance, Germany will be favored.
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Heliopolis wrote:
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Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
It's not what you think...in all likelihood France will advance to the QFs. Even if Nigeria does advance, Germany will be favored.
Okay. Enjoy the games.
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An Argie win against Switzerland is not a foregone conclusion. Switzerland are the kind of organized European team that can give Argentina fits with set-pieces, counter-attacking and excellent defending.


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Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I think France could beat Germany, but I have a feeling Mexico will make the semis.
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I guess Algeria is in Brazil for the nice beaches...I won't be surprised to see a Nigeria vs Algeria QFinal
Heliopolis wrote:
bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
It's not what you think...in all likelihood France will advance to the QFs. Even if Nigeria does advance, Germany will be favored.
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bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
Do you know that the he ... bought his ticket to Brazil thinking that Egypt had already qualified before the Ghana game? Lol
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bamenda boy wrote:
bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
Do you know that the he ... bought his ticket to Brazil thinking that Egypt had already qualified before the Ghana game? Lol
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i am done predicting scores for this WC.

Only Algeria came through in the 3rd round games for African teams.

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bamenda boy wrote:
bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
Do you know that the he ... bought his ticket to Brazil thinking that Egypt had already qualified before the Ghana game? Lol
I'm sorry that Mexico, Croatia and Brazil did not use any vaseline on Cameroon :sad:
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Heliopolis wrote:
bamenda boy wrote:
bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
Do you know that the he ... bought his ticket to Brazil thinking that Egypt had already qualified before the Ghana game? Lol
I'm sorry that Mexico, Croatia and Brazil did not use any vaseline on Cameroon :sad:
Who did Egypt play?
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Brazil, Nigeria, Holland and Arg
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What i know is this knock out stage will have some big surprise like the group stage that no one believe Spain will head home or Italy and England both heading home.
So i hope it goes this way
1)France open yash against SE.
2)Argentina open yash against the Switz
3)Germany open yash against Algeria
4)Chile knock out Brazil.
5)Belgium open yash against USA
That way Algeria and Nigeria face each and the winner head to semi.
USA stand a chance to head in the semi and face Nigeria.
Wow Papa God do it for us oooh
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nanijoe wrote:I guess Algeria is in Brazil for the nice beaches...I won't be surprised to see a Nigeria vs Algeria QFinal
Heliopolis wrote:
bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
It's not what you think...in all likelihood France will advance to the QFs. Even if Nigeria does advance, Germany will be favored.

That would be nice. :dream:
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Scipio Africanus wrote:An Argie win against Switzerland is not a foregone conclusion. Switzerland are the kind of organized European team that can give Argentina fits with set-pieces, counter-attacking and excellent defending.
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bamenda boy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:
bamenda boy wrote:
bushboy wrote:
Heliopolis wrote:As unpredictable as the group stage has been, the 2nd round brackets have lined up in a way favorable for the likes of Argentina, Brazil and Holland. Argentina has looked poor in the group stage but will likely defeat Switzerland and the winner of US/Belgium. Brazil has also looked poor in the group stage but should defeat Chile and Colombia/Uruguay. Though Mexico is a formidable opponent, Holland should defeat them and will most certainly defeat Costa Rica/Greece. My fourth semi-finalist is Germany, who will most likely meet a tough opponent in France in the QFs, but will probably make it to their 4th straight WC semis.
I see what you did there. I refuse to take the bait. Enjoy the games :)
Do you know that the he ... bought his ticket to Brazil thinking that Egypt had already qualified before the Ghana game? Lol
I'm sorry that Mexico, Croatia and Brazil did not use any vaseline on Cameroon :sad:
Who did Egypt play?
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Lager-back wrote:Brazil, Nigeria, Holland and Arg
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I'm thinking Holland v Argentina and Brazil v Germany at this point. I have France as a dark horse semifinalist.

In the final, I'd love to see Argentina vs Brazil. I'm thinking Argentina for sure, but believe it or not, I think Brazil can be beaten before then, although it's still not likely.

It seems that Mess has an opportunity to be Maradona...and join Diego and Pele in debates as to whom was the greatest ever. Or maybe that's me wishfully thinking for this kind of football drama?

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Brazil,Nigeria,Mexico , USA.I have the feeling Mexico will not out Holland and beat Costa Rica or Greece.USA will shock Belgium and Argentina will be down.
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Lager-back wrote:Brazil, Nigeria, Holland and Arg
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Nigeria?
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