Monday, June 16, 2014

WC 2014: June 17th

Belgium v/s Algeria. Got to go with Belgium here, who I fancy should go far in this World Cup. The talent is there for them to make a big impact, they just need to get the cobwebs away in this first game. It might take time for them to wear down this respectable Algerian side but they should get the crucial win here.

Russia v/s South Korea. Although Russia will certainly suffer in the heat, they should be too good for a South Korean team that looks in relatively poor form. It's true that the South Korea have done very well in the recent World Cups and that experience could put them in good stead but I'm expecting the Russians to make it past this round stage under Capello. They should just edge this match.

Brazil v/s Mexico. Brazil struggled to beat Croatia in their opening game and soon enough the daggers were thrown at them. They should be better in the next 2 group matches. Mexico showed great character to beat Mexico after 2 disallowed goals and some pundits even have them beating Brazil. I can't see that happening; beating Cameroon cannot be a reference. This should end in a straight win for the hosts.

Win: Belgium, Russia, Brazil

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