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PST writers predict who will win Round of 16 matches

Jun 27, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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Okay, so we’re doing this again.

We gave you our picks and predictions for the entire tournament at the start of the World Cup and most of those have, well, gone up in smoke.

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So, let’s have another try as we pick who will win each of the eight second-round matches coming our way. Hint: almost everyone is pretty high on the U.S. national team after their successful qualification to the last 16.

This is simple, it really is. All you have to do is pick the eight teams who you think will advance to the quarterfinal stage of the World Cup. Have a go yourself in the comments section below, if you fancy it.

Good luck!

Joe Prince-Wright

Brazil over Chile
Colombia over Uruguay
Mexico over Netherlands
Greece over Costa Rica
France over Nigeria
Germany over Algeria
United States over Belgium
Argentina over Switzerland

Mike Prindiville

Brazil over Chile
Colombia over Uruguay
Mexico over Netherlands
Costa Rica over Greece
France over Nigeria
Germany over Algeria
United States over Belgium
Argentina over Switzerland

Kyle Bonn

Brazil over Chile
Colombia over Uruguay
Netherlands over Mexico
Costa Rica over Greece
France over Nigeria
Germany over Algeria
United States over Belgium
Argentina over Switzerland

Kirsten Schlewitz

Chile over Brazil
Colombia over Uruguay
Netherlands over Mexico
Greece over Costa Rica
France over Nigeria
Germany over Algeria
Belgium over United States
Argentina over Switzerland

Nick Mendola

Brazil over Chile
Colombia over Uruguay
Netherlands over Mexico
Costa Rica over Greece
France over Nigeria
Germany over Algeria
United States over Belgium
Argentina over Switzerland

  1. scheer1852 - Jun 27, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Hate to say it, but the only CONCACAF team advancing is Costa Rica. Doesn’t mean I won’t be rooting hard for the US and Mexico though. I just wouldn’t put any of my own money on those two squads.

    • mazblast - Jun 27, 2014 at 3:41 PM

      I’ve never bet on soccer in my life. However, if I did, I’d put small wagers on Colombia, Germany, or Argentina. The rest look too chancy for me.

      My heart says USA over Belgium. My head says, “Heart, be ready for disappointment.”

  2. lyleoross - Jun 27, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Nothing would be better than if CONCACAF swept this round. It’s not gonna happen, but oh would it turn some heads.

  3. ravenswhat - Jun 27, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Lol at US over Belgium. On what planet??

    • handsofsweed - Jun 27, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      Earth.

  4. Nicholas Mendola - Jun 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    I thought I’d be the only writer picking the US!

  5. booger1234 - Jun 28, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Mexico over Netherlands? Are yal in Colorado?

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