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What We’ve Learned from World Cup… So Far
After four days of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, we have witnessed and learned quite a few things.  We have learned that while full of talent, Brazil has yet to begin playing like a team.  They were lucky to have scored the victory over Croatia...
World Cup Preview: Championship and Third Place
We now find ourselves in the final two days of the 2014 World Cup.  On July 12, we have the Third Place match between the hosts Brazil and the surprising Belgium.  On July 13, we close out the tournament with the Championship match pitting Germany and Uruguay...
World Cup Preview: Semifinals
As the World Cup begins to unwind, we are now in July and entering the final phase of the tournament.  The semifinals will find itself with a five-time champion (Brazil), a three-time champion (Germany), a two-time champion (Uruguay), and Belgium...
World Cup Preview: Quarterfinals
As we head into the quarterfinal round of the 2014 World Cup, we find ourselves with seven nations that have won it all and tiny Belgium looking to win their first.  Each selection comes loaded with plenty of weapons, so the difference in each match-up might be the defenses and who might be missing …
World Cup Preview: Round of 16
Now that we broken down and picked how each of the eight groups will turnout to fill out the round of 16, we begin by breaking down each match-up and selecting what eight teams will move on to the quarterfinals of Brazil 2014.
Brazil (A1) vs Netherlands (B2)-  While the Netherlands has plenty of…
World Cup Preview: Group H
Continuing our World Cup Preview, we reach the eighth and final group.  In Group H, we have a country the size of Maryland that is considered the heavy favorite of the group, an Algerian side that gave the United States everything they could handle before the Americans pulled out the victory late, a…
World Cup Preview: Group G
We have now arrived to the dreaded "Group of Death."  The group that seems impossible to see how any of the teams can possibly survive group play-- even if two teams advance to the next stage.  2014's version has four teams that all advanced to the knockout stage in …
World Cup Preview: Group F
As we continue in our World Cup Preview, we reach a group with two teams that have little to no World Cup experience and a pair of teams that know each other quite well.  In Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran, we see two teams that might just be happy to be here as they have very little history of suc…
World Cup Preview: Group E
As we continue with our World Cup Preview, we get to a group with two European squads that reached this point in completely opposite ways.  Surprisingly it is the team that struggled more to qualify that many believe to be the favorite to win the group...
World Cup Preview: Group D
While not officially the "Group of Death," Group D doesn't exactly seem like a very easy group to make it out of into the knockout phase.  This comes with not one, not two, but three former world champions-- plus a pretty dangerous Costa Rica...

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