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2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Group Stage Results

Defending champs Spain met with an inglorious end, but there are plenty of worthy new champions. (http://marbellamarbella.es/)

After the Group Stage, the field has gotten more open with defending World Cup champion Spain not even making it past two games while in contention. The U.S. held off Portugal to advance despite giving up a game-tying goal against Portugal itself. Costa Rica won a group with three former World Cup winners.

With some big surprises, some of our experts were thrown for a loop. There were plenty of games that led to leads being opened up, but plenty more to come to make up the deficit. But for now, check below for the updated results, and check back Saturday for the Round of 16 picks.

Name John Josh KC Matthew Nick B Nick G
Group A Winner Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil Brazil
Runner Up Mexico Mexico Cameroon Croatia Mexico Croatia
Total Goals 8 7 5 8 10 8
Group B Winner Spain Spain Spain Spain Spain Spain
Runner Up Netherlands Netherlands Chile Chile Netherlands Chile
Total Goals 8 5 6 7 8 5
Group C Winner Columbia Ivory Coast Columbia Japan Greece Columbia
Runner Up Japan Columbia Greece Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Greece
Total Goals 6 5 -4- 6 6 5
Group D Winner England Uruguay Italy Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay
Runner Up Uruguay Italy Uruguay Italy Italy Italy
Total Goals 6 4 4 7 7 5
Group E Winner Ecuador France Switzerland France France Switzerland
Runner Up Honduras Switzerland France Switzerland Switzerland France
Total Goals 5 6 5 8 9 5
Group F Winner Argentina Argentina Argentina Argentina Argentina Argentina
Runner Up Nigeria Nigeria Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Nigeria Nigeria Bosnia and
Herzegovina
Total Goals 9 6 7 10 10 7
Group G Winner Portugal Germany Portugal Germany Germany Germany
Runner Up Ghana USA Germany USA USA Portugal
Total Goals 9 6 8 5 7 11
Group H Winner Belgium Belgium Belgium Belgium Belgium Belgium
Runner Up South Korea South Korea Algeria Russia Russia Russia
Total Goals 9 7 5 8 5 5
Total Points 13 24 20 18 21 19

Table Legend

  • Two-point picks are boldfaced.
  • One-point picks are italicized.
  • Zero-point picks are crossed out.

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