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PST writers predict winners of World Cup quarterfinal matches

Jul 3, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

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Okay, we are down to the nitty-gritty now folks.

The World Cup quarterfinals are almost upon us an after we started with 32 teams dreaming of lifting the famous trophy back on June 12, now only eight nations have their hopes intact.

[RELATED: Full details, WC quarterfinal bracket]

Below are the four picks from each PST writer on which country they think will prevail in the quarterfinals and reach the final four. There is plenty of love for France to beat Germany, hosts Brazil look to be crashing out to Colombia, the Netherlands are set to end Costa Rica’s Cinderella story and Belgium vs. Argentina should be tighter than a pair of Speedos.

Let us know in the comments section below if you agree with these predictions and feel free to make some of your own.

Here’s how the PST crew think the last eight will play out.

Joe Prince-Wright

France over Germany
Brazil over Colombia
Argentina over Belgium
Netherlands over Costa Rica

Mike Prindiville

France over Germany
Colombia over Brazil
Belgium over Argentina
Netherlands over Costa Rica

Kyle Bonn

France over Germany
Brazil over Colombia
Argentina over Belgium
Netherlands over Costa Rica

Kirsten Schlewitz

Germany over France
Colombia over Brazil
Belgium over Argentina
Netherlands over Costa Rica

Nicholas Mendola

Germany over France
Colombia over Brazil
Argentina over Belgium
Netherlands over Costa Rica

  1. mattinglyschmidt - Jul 3, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    tl;dr consensus: France(3), Columbia(3), Argentina(3), Netherlands(5)

  2. ravenswhat - Jul 3, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Belgium should’ve lost a few times now. Argentina is going to dust them.

    • korules - Jul 4, 2014 at 5:24 AM

      Oh yeah, cause Argentina has been SO impressive.

      I BELIEVE you might just be bitter cause they took out the US.

  3. reformed2012 - Jul 3, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Costa rica over holland
    columbia over brazil
    argentina over belgium
    germany sieg heil frenchie a$$

  4. herogoesallin - Jul 3, 2014 at 10:16 PM

    why do english people everytime pick against germany. i dont understand… please help.

  5. bigx21 - Jul 4, 2014 at 1:55 AM

    Got 100$ bid for Germany, Brazil, Belgium and Neds!!

  6. simonkulberg - Jul 4, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Brazil, France, Netherlands and Belgium to win.

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