World Cup 2014 Semifinal Predictions and Previews

2014 World Cup Semifinals Predictions

There are only four matches remaining in the 2014 World Cup with the semifinals being played this Tuesday and Wednesday July 8 and 9. The semifinals feature historical match-ups between Brazil v Germany and Argentina v Netherlands.

I’ll admit that I didn’t fare so well in my quarterfinals predictions in getting just two out of the matches right. I did think that Colombia and France were going to be the better teams, but Colombia were undone by some dodgy refereeing coupled with a very aggressive Brazilian team while France were undone by their own lack of ingenuity and mental preparedness.

The semi-final matches feature four teams that have all played in the final as well as both match-ups having been a World Cup final match in the past. There is also the potential to set up previous World Cup Final match-ups. This has made for some interesting narrative and some exciting prospects in terms of match drama. Expect some good matches, if low scoring.

Kickoff Time (ET) Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Final Score
Tuesday, July 8
4:00 pm Brazil 0 V 1 Germany Belo Horizonte
Saturday, July 5
4:00 pm Netherlands 2 V 1 Argentina Sao Paulo

Brazil vs Germany Preview

Netherlands vs Argentina Preview

World Cup 2014 Guide