Eight teams have survived some exciting battles in the group stage and first knockout round of the 2014 World Cup and with the coveted title already on the horizon, all four quarter-final matches should prove to be nervy affairs and very tight games.
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Last two Last 16 stage clashes, Argentina v Switzerland and Belgium v USA, have failed to produce any goals in regulation time, and we fully expect at least two quarter-final fixtures to continue the trend.
The first quarter-final clash will see European powerhouses France and Germany battle for one place in the last four and everything suggests we are going to see a low-scoring affair. With some important attackers missing, Die Mannschaft have reverted to a more cautious style of play and they have now kept two clean sheets. And while France have been more adventurous, they largely struggled to break Ecuador and Nigeria, so we could easily see the high-profile clash go to extra time without any of the sides breaking the deadlock.
Netherlands were somewhat fortunate to make it to this stage having scored two late goals to eliminate Mexico as they needed almost full ninety minutes to break El Tri’s five-man defence. Oranje will be up against highly organised Costa Rica team that also have five players at the back, but with their full-backs much more defence-minded than those of Mexico. It is for that reason that we should see Louis van Gaal’s side experience all sorts of problems up front, especially since there will be little space to launch swift counter-attacks through Arjen Robben.
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