It’s prediction time! With the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals set to begin on Friday, we asked Whitecaps FC defender Jordan Harvey which four teams he thinks will advance to the final four.
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FRANCE VS. GERMANY
The French are rolling right now. I think they have a lot of confidence and I think the Germans have been stalling a little bit here and there, even though they’ve been winning. I really just like the French and their style of play over the Germans. They’re going to come out and just go at them.
BRAZIL VS. COLOMBIA
Brazil hasn’t really been playing up to their full potential like they did in the Confederations Cup and Colombia is just on a high. I think they’re playing with so much confidence, or I could use E Money’s term and say, “swagger.” So I think they’ll pull that one off.
ARGENTINA VS. BELGIUM
I’m going to take Argentina because Belgium knocked out the U.S. And I think Messi is just too good. Most teams that played against Argentina sat back and I think Belgium will open it up, which will allow Argentina to play and get more chances.
NETHERLANDS VS. COSTA RICA
I have them going very far. I think they’re one of the top teams in the tournament and they’ve proven that so far. As for Costa Rica, I think their Cinderella story will come to an end here.
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