I didn’t get to this before the Cup started and I’m barely making it here since Uruguay-South Korea has already started. Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately for our intents and purposes) the game is frozen with the Koreans about to take a free kick in the 4th minute.
Anyway, it’s time for some predictions because everyone loves them even if none of them are right.
Let’s get started
First up, I’m taking Uruguay 1-0 over South Korea. Literally, as I’m typing this, Luis Suarez scored for the South Americans so I need this result to hold for another 80 minutes. Maybe I should change that to 2-0. Nahhhh.
Later today we’ll get the game I’m really interested in between USA and Ghana. Four years ago the African side ended the US hope of qualifying for the next round with a 2-1 win with the second goal coming on a bogus penalty call. This time around, I think that score will reverse itself and be 2-1 for the US.
Tomorrow we’ll have the most intriguing game in the Round of 16 between Germany and England. I’ll be pulling for the English but I don’t think they’ll overcome the Germans. It’s going to be close one and fun to watch, but Germany will take it 1-0.
In the afternoon match Mexico will get its chance to avenge its overtime loss to Argentina. However, they’re not going to. Argentina wins 2-0.
On Monday, we’ll have two blowouts. I’ll watch them, and I’ll enjoy them because there will be lots of goals. Brazil will top Chile and the Netherlands will beat Slovakia by matching 3-0 scorelines.
Tuesday we’ll get a chance to see another South American squad when Paraguay beats Japan 2-1.
The late game that day will be an all Iberian clash between Spain and Portugal. For me, outside of the North Korea thrashing, Portugal has not impressed me. Spain will win this one 1-0.
Now you don’t have to watch the games because clearly these will all be correct.