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The unfortunate passing of Paul the Octopus in 2010 left an open seat for the world’s next soccer predicting oracle. In steps Sipla the Octopus!
SIPLA THE OCTOPUS’ picks for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Notes: Nobody will challenge Brazil.
Notes: Spain will get through the group stage because they are still Spain. Hoping to see Robin Van Pursestrings and the Netherlands lose to Arturo Vidal’s mohawk.
2 IVORY COAST
Notes: Jackson Martinez will look like Godzilla against the Japanese team.
Notes: Who will be a bigger a@#hole, Balotelli or Suarez?
Notes: Don’t sleep on France this year.
Notes: This group would be interesting if only Messi and Aguero were allowed to play for Argentina.
Notes: As much as I would love to see the USA move on, I just don’t think they have enough to get through this year’s group of death.
Notes: Belgium is the new Netherlands.
SECOND ROUND KNOCKOUT STAGE
BRAZIL beat Chile
COLOMBIA beat England
FRANCE beat Bosnia
GERMANY beat Russia
SPAIN beat Croatia
IVORY COAST beat Italy
ARGENTINA beat Switzerland
BELGIUM beat Portugal
BRAZIL beat Columbia
SPAIN beat Ivory Coast
GERMANY beat France
BELGIUM beat Argentina
BRAZIL beat Germany
BELGIUM beat Spain
Notes: New blood beats old blood.
BRAZIL beat Belgium
Notes: Unless the country implodes, I just can’t see how Brazil loses on its home turf. Belgium becomes an early favorite for 2018.
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MIKE KRISTIAN ADAM