Robben and the Coach from the Netherlands did not see the point of such a match, but the Brazilians still failed to redeem a small amount of pride. Congrats to the Netherlands for winning 3rd place with a 2-0 victory.
As the withdrawal begins to draw near, Netherlands will face Argentina today. Netherlands may be without Van Persie due to a stomach ailment and Argentina is already without DiMaria due to injury. How will it play out?! Surely it will not come near to the embarrassing result of the Brazilians yesterday with a 7-1 loss to Germany.
Quarterfinals begin this Friday with France vs Germany!
The Round of 16 was certainly full of Drama. Did the big teams underestimate the skill set of the underdogs?! Nevertheless the favourites still made it through but it took 2 games with Penalty shoot outs and 3 games that went into Overtime out of 8 games total. Wow! Definitely a World Cup to remember.
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What an action packed weekend with football!
The Maracana dream was kept alive for Brazil, Netherlands and Costa Rica who had close encounters with their opponents with even 2 of the matches consisting of Penalty shoot outs. Painful losses for Chile, Mexico and Greece, as their World Cup is now over.
The dream was also kept alive for Columbia that cruised to victory sending Uruguay home with 2 goals by James Rodriguez, of which the first is arguably the best goal in the World Cup so far. He was even trending on Google Circles and is certainly one to watch.
The excitement continues today with France vs Nigeria and Germany vs Algeria.