2014 FIFA World Cup™ Quarter-Finals: Brazil vs Colombia|Fri, Jul 4, 4:00 PMET

Discussion in 'World Cup 2014 - Knockout Rounds' started by JohnnyFutbol, Jul 2, 2014.

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Team to Advance

Poll closed Jul 3, 2014.
  1. Brazil

    46.9%
  2. Colombia

    53.1%
  1. JohnnyFutbol

    JohnnyFutbol Member+

    Nov 5, 2009
    Haddonfield
    Club:
    Club Tigres de la UANL
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
  2. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Colombia has a edge. Not mentality pressured, very optimistic, high motivation with the family of Andrés Escobar to be present, the fans making it feel like it's their home, I can say that Colombia will win.
     
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  3. FiveXChampion

    FiveXChampion Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    California
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Brazil wins 3x0.
     
  4. SoyDelMustang

    SoyDelMustang Member+

    Dec 24, 2007
    Flushing,Queens
    Club:
    Atletico Nacional
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    LOL
     
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  5. BrahmaBull

    BrahmaBull Member

    AS Saint-Etienne
    France
    May 7, 2014
    Italy
    Club:
    AS Saint Étienne
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    To be honest Colombia has been looking very impressive, but i just cant see Brazil losing to them. Not in quarters already in their own world cup.

    Expected result: Brazil 3-2 Colombia

    Wanted result: Brazil 1-2 Colombia
     
  6. Plxix

    Plxix BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 13, 2006
    The ref will help Brazil win this.
     
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  7. Redshift

    Redshift Member+

    Dec 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    You're clearly off your game, man.

    Four people managed to post before you got in your pre-emptive unsubstantiated whining.

    I suppose Carlos Velasco Carballo will help us eliminate Colombia same way Howard Webb helped us eliminate Chile by allowing trancos on Neymar, annulling Hulk's go ahead goal, and yellow carding Luis Gustavo--who as a result is suspended for this quarterfinal match? :rolleyes:
     
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  8. SoyDelMustang

    SoyDelMustang Member+

    Dec 24, 2007
    Flushing,Queens
    Club:
    Atletico Nacional
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I love Brazilian fans cocky attitude toward this game. What logic says that they're gonna win because they are playing at home? Or because of their history? Football is about the present, and this current Brazilian team is anything but impressive let alone good enough to scare Colombia.
     
  9. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I am pretty sure this gam will be very close if they play equally. Like an only one goal difference.
     
  10. Plxix

    Plxix BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Mar 13, 2006
    I was right on the Holland-Mexico game, even posted it. Maybe I'd be right on this too.
     
  11. ((((d-_-b))))

    ((((d-_-b)))) Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Sao Paulo FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Brazil 2 x 1 Colombia
     
  12. karpouzeiro

    karpouzeiro Member

    Jun 13, 2014
    Club:
    PAOK Saloniki
    Colombia for sure.
     
  13. FiveXChampion

    FiveXChampion Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    California
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #13 FiveXChampion, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
    I guess that yellow card was justified. :)

    Like the referee helped Brazil against Chile? Invalidating a legal goal, not giving yellow cards to the Chileans for violent fouls, and letting the them hack Neymar's knee?
     
  14. Redshift

    Redshift Member+

    Dec 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    #14 Redshift, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
    Are you referring to any "Brazilian fans" in particular?

    I've been pretty active in the Brasil boards again lately, and the vast majority of the Seleção fans I talk to have serious doubts about this team. Do a search for "Avenida Alves," for a small sample. Of course we're hopeful we will win. We wouldn't be genuine fans otherwise. But the general consensus is that this will be the most difficult match we've faced so far. That's saying something given how hard the game against Chile was.

    Personally, I'd say that if Brazil plays like we did against Chile, either because Columbia: (1) outclasses us in midfield going forward, or (2) dominates us tactically like Chile did, the odds are about 70:30 that we are out. James Rodriguez and Cuadrado won't be as forgiving as Chile were toward the end of the second half, when we were on the ropes, but Chile could not land the knockout blow.

    I seriously doubt the goalpost in the Castelão will be as amazing as the Mineirão's travaço. I'm not going to bank on the macumba or culo, but I'll take it when it comes. And the fact remains that we are still on a 61-game home unbeaten streak in competitive matches that started 39 years ago back in 1975. Consider also that we've played Colombia 26 times in total, of which we've won 15, tied 8, and lost 2--scoring 55 goals, and conceding 11 in the process.

    These records, by themselves, mean nothing. They can be broken at any time.

    But they embody one of the world's greatest footballing tradições. Given the tremendous stakes, Brasil is not going to simply lie down on Friday, no matter how badly we're playing. And even if we are outplayed--which is a distinct possibility given Colombia's impressive campaign so far--it would be a huge mistake to assume Brasil won't somehow manage to grind out a result anyway based on sheer vontade and garra. Watch the 2004 Copa America final if you want a taste of what that looks like.

    On the other hand, I'd say that if Brasil can combine the balance and padrão de jogo of the Mexico game, with the moments of collective magic in the Cameroon game (see, for example, the fourth goal and the play where Hulk almost scored at the end of the first half), we are a 75:25 favorite to win and be through to the semifinals.
     
  15. FiveXChampion

    FiveXChampion Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    California
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dude. If you are trying to start an argument, you came to the wrong place. I am not being cocky, I just have confidence in my team and with all due respect I believe Colombia is just hype.
     
  16. SoyDelMustang

    SoyDelMustang Member+

    Dec 24, 2007
    Flushing,Queens
    Club:
    Atletico Nacional
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Was I talking about you buddy?
     
  17. FiveXChampion

    FiveXChampion Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    California
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, you called me cocky.
     
  18. SoyDelMustang

    SoyDelMustang Member+

    Dec 24, 2007
    Flushing,Queens
    Club:
    Atletico Nacional
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    Don't flatter yourself I didn't even quote your little post
     
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  19. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    FIFA.COM for one thing.

    While I do believe that you are going to give it your all, it seems to matter little because Colombia is going to do the same thing. Difference is that we've been having a world cup run that BRAZIL is suppose to be having...but you're not.

    Mentally, Colombia has nothing to lose, as the team Is seeing this as a wonderful experience rather than being afraid. Everyone knows how proud they've made Colombia, doing so well despite not having Falcao.

    Colombia has everything to rival Brazil and do it Better, but there's no way in hell that we're going to take you lightly. We always play each match like a final, and will Always respect whoever we face.
     
  20. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    The situation is actually backwards.
     
  21. FiveXChampion

    FiveXChampion Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    California
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No. Then what was this about? Just a chip on your shoulder?

    "I love Brazilian fans cocky attitude toward this game."
     
  22. FiveXChampion

    FiveXChampion Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    California
    Club:
    Fluminense Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We will see, dude. We will see. ;)
     
  23. Redshift

    Redshift Member+

    Dec 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    #23 Redshift, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
    Maybe you will be. And maybe you were right then (as opposed to merely ascribing bias or conspiratorial motives to referee error you happened to guess would occur). But, as they say, even broken clocks are right twice a day. Why make a provocative and completely unsupported claim when there hasn't been a single call? There will be plenty of time to discuss the officiating, and how good or bad it was, after the game.
     
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  24. Froboy69

    Froboy69 Member+

    Mar 25, 2011
    Club:
    FC Internazionale Milano
    Nat'l Team:
    Colombia
    I just hope that the winning country remains humble; I hate gloating both from the other team and when my fellow Colombians don't stay humble. Otherwise karma's a bitch.
     
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  25. Redshift

    Redshift Member+

    Dec 14, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Corinthians Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    #25 Redshift, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
    Not questioning Colombia's commitment. Or its tremendous talent, as evidenced by a World Cup campaign I called "impressive" in my first post. In less than two days, we'll see whether that's enough.
     

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