Round of 16 Wrap-Up

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The Round of 16 results are as follows:

Brazil 1 – 1 Chile (3-2 Pens)

Colombia 2 – 0 Uruguay

Netherlands 2 – 1 Mexico

Costa Rica 1 – 1 Greece (5-3 Pens)

France 2 – 0 Nigeria

Germany 2 – 1 Algeria (AET)

Argentina 1 – 0 Switzerland (AET)

Belgium 2 – 1 U.S.A (AET)
Match Of The Round: Brazil 1 – 1 Chile

FootballsToYou Match of The Round: Argentina 1 – 0 Switzerland

Goal of The Round: James Rodriguez’s 1st goal vs Uruguay (Mention – Giovanni Dos Santos)

Celebrations of The Round: Huntelaar’s corner flag kick and the Colombian dance.

Underperforming Players: Ezequiel Lavezzi, Hulk, Robin van Persie, Edinson Cavani.

Star Performers: James Rodriguez, Tim Howard, Islam Slimani and Andre Schurrle.

FootballsToYou Moment of Madness: Vincent Enyeama for Pogba’s goal.

Controversial Decisions: Robben penalty, Emenike offside, Duarte red card.

 

Mentions:

James Rodriguez had a brilliant game, scoring 2 goal, one which was absolutely sublime. Class performance.

Gary Medel played 107 minutes looking like a refugee from the hospital but was an absolute rock in the Chilean Defence.

Tim Howard was a beast of a keeper and saved the USA from an embarrassment, with a record 16 saves.

Guillermo Ochoa was superb and made plenty of saves to keep Mexico in the game, the most notable one being Stefan De Vrij’s header.

Manuel Neuer was fabulous, playing a sweeper-keeper. He saved Germany quite a few times and was let down by his defenders.

Sofiane Feghouli ran havoc on the right flank vs Germany and kept Howedes at bay at all times.

Kevin De Bruyne was instrumental for Belgium in the hard fought victory against the USA, creating chances for Divock Origi time and time again. Scored a goal late on and gave an assist for the winner.

Romelu Lukaku proved his worth to the Red Devils with a goal and assist within 15 minutes after being brought on.

A mention to all the goalkeepers who are not aforementioned as they very good and somewhat unsung heroes in their teams. Although not all of them made it through, they did make their country proud. Special mentions to Vincent Enyeama, Julio Cesar,Keylor Navas, David Ospina and Diego Benaglio.

Klaas Jan Huntelaar scored a goal after replacing former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie, and gave an assist after being brought on although he had only 8 touches in the entire game.

Andre Schürrle was the shining light for Germany, scoring a lucky goal and giving as assist for the winner. He filled the Götze void very efficiently.

 

Team of The Round: Tim Howard; David Luiz, Gary Medel, Raphael Varane; Dirk Kuyt, Bryan Ruiz, James Rodriguez, Paul Pogba; Islam Slimani, Romelu Lukaku, Klaas Jan Huntelaar.

Flop Of The Round: Jasper Cillessen; Shkodran Mustafi, Per Mertesacker, Diego Godin, Marcelo; Marouane Fellaini, Philipp Lahm, Javier Mascherano; Robin van Persie, Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi.

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