World Cup 2014 Quarter-finals: Brazil v Colombia, France v Germany

In the first matches of 1/4 finals on the World Cup 2014 Brazil will face with Colombia, while in the big European derby will meet France and Germany.

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Brazil forced to a penalty shootout to get through very good Chile in their first knockout round game.  James Rodriguez, who scored five goals and current top scorer, could be the most dangerous player for Brazil defence. Brazil have very strong defence, allowing just three goals in four games, but their attackers have many problems to create quality chances. The Brazilian star Neymar will lead attack along Hulk and both could make many troubles for Colombian side.

Colombia play fantastic on this World Cup and with four wins in four matches. Despite the absence of Radamel Falcao who would not be available for the campaign, James Rodriguez became the new star and Brazilians will have to keep an eye on him.

Possible lineups

Brazil: Julio César; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo;Paulinho, Fernandinho, Hernanes; Oscar, Hulk, Neymar.

Colombia: Ospina; Zúñiga, Zapata, Yepes, Armero; Cuadrado, Abel Aguilar, Carlos Sánchez, James Rodríguez; Jackson Martínez, ‘Teo’ Gutiérrez.

It will definitely be an exciting quarter final but looking at the odds from the bookmakers and casinos, Brazil remains to be the favourite. Nonetheless, the game can become quite unpredictable and you should always check your betting or casino app to not only play casino games in breaks but to be also on top of the ever changing odds for the game. Sites like Casinodino offer a list of great casino and betting platforms so there is no reason to not be ready for an exciting Quarter Final.

In the second quarter-finals, France facing Germany at the Maracana. The latest news from Germany squad are not good, several of their players have been struck down by illness

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Seven players are slightly ill with flu symptoms,” Low said. “It is not that bad at the moment and it could be partly about air conditioning, the travel, temperature differences. I do not want to make a drama of it. We hope the situation will ease.

History is on the German side. Those two national teams have played each other three times in World Cups and Germany winning twice, while France just once. 

The Germans didn’t play on the high level in the 1/8 finals, but they have managed to go through. They will have to play much better against France in order to reach the semi-finals.

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In previous matches, Deschamp took an easy victory against Nigeria. France have a very good attack, with Olivier Giroud and Benzema in front, and Germany will have many problems to stop them.

Possible lineups

France: Lloris; Debuchy, Koscielny,Varane, Evra; Sissoko, Valbuena, Matuidi, Pogba; Griezmann, Benzema

Germany: Neuer; Höwedes, Hummels, Mertesacker, Boateng; Schweinsteiger, Lahm, Kroos; Götze, Özil, Müller

Betting tips for those two matches you can find on our betting picks page.

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