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ADAM’S picks for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Notes: Brazil have a good team this year and home court advantage. They will take the top spot. Mexico, who barely made it into the cup, are used to the climate but they get overtaken by Luka Modric’s new haircut.
Notes: Spain are still very strong. Netherlands get edged out by Chile and poor Australia crash out with losses across the board.
2 IVORY COAST
Notes: Drogba and the Elephants make it out of the group stage this year. Columbia are good and will have a nice run. Japan are a delight to watch but do not progress.
Notes: As long as Suarez is playing well, Uruguay go top. England have a good squad this year and Hodgson gets them out of a difficult group starting with a win against Italy.
Notes: France lucked out having Switzerland in the group and if they can secure the top spot they will most likely be granted an easier second round game(against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Nigeria or Iran). South American teams have the advantage and Ecuador make it out.
Notes: Argentina take top spot. Bosnia-Herzegovina struggle a little with the high temperatures but the Nigerians are so use to fixing games that they forget to stop putting in own goals.
Notes: Germany will take top spot. As long as USA win their first game against Ghana they will make it out. Portugal’s performance all depends on Cristiano Ronaldo. He has had some injuries recently so we will see. I am going with my heart over my head on this one. USA take second spot.
2 SOUTH KOREA
Notes: Belgium should be awesome. South Korea grind it out.
SECOND ROUND KNOCKOUT STAGE
BRAZIL beat Chile
COLOMBIA beat England
FRANCE beat Bosnia
GERMANY beat S Korea
SPAIN beat Croatia
URUGUAY beat Ivory Coast
ARGENTINA beat Ecuador
BELGIUM beat US
Notes: England go out on PKs.
BRAZIL beat Columbia
SPAIN beat Uruguay
GERMANY beat France
BELGIUM beat Argentina
Notes: Argentina is shocked by Belgium and fail to progress.
GERMANY beat Brazil
SPAIN beat Belgium
GERMANY beat Spain
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