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Looking Towards the Round of 16

June 25, 2010

Breakdown of the 16 surviving squads

  • 2 teams from CONCACAF-Mexico and the United States
  • 2 teams from Asia-Japan and South Korea
  • 5 teams from South America-Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay
  • 6 teams from Europe-England, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, and Spain
  • 1 team from Africa-Ghana

Tidbits

-Italy was the only 1 of the 7 “seeded” teams did not proceed to Round of 16

-South Africa is the first host country to not to proceed to the round of 16

-Cameroon and North Korea finished tied for last place overall(though Cameroon scored more total goals)

Best Round of 16 Matchups: Germany vs. England and Spain vs. Portugal

Worst Round of 16 Matchups: South Korea vs. Uruguay and Paraguay vs. Japan(Really….it doesn’t matter who wins this game)

Predictions

Hardest Quarter of the Bracket: Germany, Argentina, Mexico, England

Easiest Quarter of the Bracket: South Korea , Uruguay, USA, Ghana

Likely Semifinalists: USA, Brazil, Argentina, Spain

2nd Most Likely Semifinalists: Uruguay, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal

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  1. June 25, 2010 10:22 PM

    yeah the USA def have a shot at making the semi-finals. I’m excited but let’s stay focused on tommorow

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