I've noticed that some teams get really lucky like Turkey playing Brazil Costa Rica and China barely make it out of the group over Costa Rica then in the following matches they get Japan and Senegal. They should have just handed them a ticket directly to the semis with those opponents. On the other side Paraguay has gone out in the Ro16 in the last two world cups. The first they lost on a golden goal to the eventual champions and then they lost by one to the second place team. Can you think of any similiar situations?