Yesterday's round of 16 was an all-South American affair, with, unsurprisingly, South America winning two and South American losing two. Today, we get two UEFA vs. CONCACAF matchups. The FIFA rankings say that UEFA should be easy winners here. But this is the 2014 World Cup and while yesterday played out according to the odds, today may just see a return to unpredictability.
Can Wet/Dry/Hot Herrera inspire Mexico? Can Costa Rica continue to defy all expectations? Can Greece actually play some football? Can the Netherlands walk this quarter of the World Cup bracket into an easy semifinal berth? We're about to find out.
Go and get 'em, Super Saiyan Herrera!
In other news...
Luis Suárez's statement to FIFA is exactly as ridiculous as you'd imagine | SB Nation
If you haven't seen this yet, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
FM 2014 is currently up on Steam's Summer Sale | Steam
If you don't already have it. Shadowrun:Returns is on sale today, too, which I heartily recommend.
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
15.15: Women's Super League, 7th vs. 6th: Everton vs. Chelsea
17.00: World Cup, Round of 16: Netherlands vs. Mexico
21.00: World Cup, Round of 16: Costa Rica vs. Greece