The World Cup 2010 quarterfinals is officially starting today at 10:00 EDT with the match of Brazil vs Netherlands at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth.
Later today another match will happen between two teams with a burning desire to win, Ghana vs Uruguay. The match will begin at 14:30 EDT at the Soccer City, Johannesburg.
Four teams with the immense desire to win. Who would advance to the semifinals and face each other? This will turn out to be one of the greatest match up in World Cup history and I predict that now.
Netherlands and Brazil are two great teams who have not been defeated during the group preliminaries. They stood their ground and they show pure firepower.
Kaka will surely energize Brazil and the experience of their coach who had also played two previous matches as a player with Netherlands will add to that. The thing however is that Netherlands has a team composed of Europe’s top stars in Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder, Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben and Arsenal striker Robin van Persie.
Our prediction… I am personally inclined for Brazil to win but I am predicting this will be a very close match which might go to penalty shots. Too close to predict but Netherlands has an edge.
The second game is equally exciting. Uruguay wants to once again win the World Cup which they last won 40 years ago while Ghana wants to be the first African team to ever win in a World Cup or even reach the semifinals.
Uruguay has played well and has the edge when it comes to experience and players but the desire, passion and purpose can change a game tremendously.
I am giving the game to Ghana who will be victorious in this battle, 1-0. I hope that I would not get butchered by my prediction on this Uruguay vs Ghana match. I will surely come up with a highlights after the game and an analysis so stay tuned.
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