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2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals Results

The Finals are over, and after a goal deep in extra time, Germany has emerged as champions. A heartbreaking loss for Argentina to be sure, but it was still a great effort. The Netherlands won third place after Brazil’s meltdown continued, just not to the proportions it did against Germany. Much of the drama in […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals

The World Cup will end this weekend, and it will be a good final two games. Brazil and the Netherlands look to avenge totally different but equally tough to swallow losses, while powerhouses Germany and Argentina each look to seize the throne again. Brazil was more thoroughly humiliated than any soccer squad before them, but […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals Results

The Semifinals are complete, and the two games could not have been more different. Germany put an unprecedented beatdown on Brazil, while Netherlands and Argentina couldn’t get anything past each other until Argentina took advantage in a penalty kick shootout. Certainly, nobody saw Germany’s explosion coming at all, though it was easier to get a […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals

The final four teams in the World’s most prestigious soccer tournament are ready to duke it out. Perennial powerhouses Brazil and Germany start the round off, to be followed by last World Cup’s runner-up Netherlands taking on Argentina. With Brazil and Germany being ranked third and second in the world respectively, that should be a […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Quarterfinals Results

The Semis are set, and it was a tough battle all around. Upstart Costa Rica forced Netherlands to penalty kicks. All other games were decided by one goal as well, two of those by the score of 1-0. That made extra points tough to come by for our experts, who all unanimously picked the winners […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Quarterfinals

The Quarterfinals are about to begin, starting with a huge all-Europe match between France and Germany. With a great performance to win a tough group, and as the only team left not from Europe or South America, Costa Rica could be fun to watch, despite a tough game against the Netherlands. Argentina and Belgium look […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Round of 16 Results

The Round of 16 is complete. Host Brazil had to work harder than anticipated to get by. Team USA couldn’t keep things together in extra time of the final game. After all eight group winners advanced, we’re left with four European squads, three from South America and one from Central America. Two games were decided […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Round of 16

The knockout bracket is set and underway. Brazil continues their quest to win as host country. USA looks to beat a European opponent (after a tie and loss in the group stage) to move on. And of course, there are plenty of great games in between. Our picks provide an interesting view, with group winners […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Group Stage Results

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 […]

2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Group Stage

The World Cup is here. Host Brazil is one of the favorites; with their skill and home-field advantage, it’ll be tough to stop them for sure. They also belong to one of several groups that could legitimately considered groups of death as well, with Mexico and Cameroon, not to mention Croatia as opposition. Last time’s […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals Results

The deed is done. The month-long, quadrennial athletic tournament the U.S. doesn’t care about is now over. After a thrilling 64 matches, Spain has emerged victorious, handing the still-championship-less Netherlands their third loss in the last game. Spain won 1-0 (again) behind defense and almost literally last-minute heroics. There were a total of 14 yellow […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals

The final round is here, and Paul the Octopus has weighed in. He has agreed with our staff, picking the Germans to take 3rd place and the Spanish to win it all. While Germany is a unanimous pick, the Netherlands were favored by two of the seven experts to win, perhaps because we (in general) […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals Results

Paul the Octopus was right again; the cephalopod has now correctly picked the results of all six of Germany’s games in this World Cup. Remind me never to bet against a mollusk again. It was a hard fought match, but Spain prevailed 1-nil. The Netherlands won 3-2, though Uruguay made things a little interesting in […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Semifinals

The Final Four of the soccer world is known, and they’re all hungry for victory. Uruguay is representing all of South America now, but the Dutch will look to build on their upset of Brazil. The Germans have been on an absolute tear, and have some beef with Spain over the European Championships. But of […]

2010 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Quarterfinals Results

We’re down to the Final Four, and anything could happen. That’s mostly because the referees keep interjecting themselves in controversial moments, especially in the Spain/Paraguay game. Uruguay defeated Ghana in penalty kicks while the Netherlands beat top-ranked Brazil, both from behind. Germany dissected Argentina, and Spain overcame a bevy of penalty kicks to beat Paraguay […]