And now it's time for...REMIEL's WORLD CUP PREDICTIONSRound of 16
Brazil vs. Chile: Brazil, 2-1
. The Chileans are talented, but Neymar and the Brazilians prove to be just a little bit too much to handle.
Colombia vs. Uruguay: Colombia, 3-0.
The Colombians are on fire, and with Luis Suarez now banned from the rest of the World Cup, the Uruguayans will be in complete disarray.
Netherlands vs. Mexico: Netherlands, 2-0.
I love the heart and the fire of the feisty Mexicans, but the Netherlands are an unbeatable two-headed monster with Robben and Van Persie.
Costa Rica vs. Greece: Costa Rica, 1-0.
The Costa Ricans' fairy tale continues as they get one past the swarthy, bearded men of Greece.
France vs. Nigeria: France, 4-1.
Karim Benzema is back on form as Les Bleus
eliminate the Super Eagles.
Germany vs. Algeria: Germany, 3-0.
Philipp Lahm and Germany continue their systematic dissection of their foes.
Argentina vs. Switzerland: Argentina, 2-1.
Xherdan Shaqiri leads a high-powered Swiss attack, but is outmaneuvered by Argentina and the "Little Magician".
Belgium vs. United States: US, 1-0.
A rested, rejuvenated US team pulls off the upset against a talented but undisciplined Belgium. Go USA!Quarterfinals
Brazil vs. Colombia: Colombia, 3-2
. I believe that Colombia will upset the host nation (although I hope it doesn't happen, and I'll be cheering for Brazil). Why? Two words: James (pronounced HA-mehz
) Rodriguez. If you have any doubt, this is all that you need to know.
However, I believe that Brazil comes back in 2018 and wins the whole thing.
France vs. Germany: Germany, on penalty kicks.
Flair and passion meet clinical excellence in this physical match between European powers. In the end, Germany get it done, as they always do.
Netherlands vs. Costa Rica: Netherlands, 4-1
. The Ticos
' journey ends here, as the Men in Orange simply have too much talent to be denied.
Argentina vs. United States: Argentina, 1-0
. The game nearly ends in a 0-0 draw until--you guessed it--Lionel Messi rockets one home in extra time.Semifinals:
Colombia vs. Germany: Germany, 2-1
. Jogi Löw doesn't know the word for "defeat". Oh, wait, yes he does. It means "something that happens to other people."
Netherlands vs. Argentina: Netherlands, 4-3
The "Little Magician" finally runs out of magic tricks in this high-scoring affair.World Cup Final:
Germany vs. Netherlands: Netherlands, 2-1
. This is finally the Year of the Dutch. Arjen Robben gets the Golden Ball while Van Persie gets the Golden Boot for most goals in a World Cup tournament.