World Cup Picks: Netherlands vs. Mexico, Costa Rica vs. GreeceThe Dutch finished off their perfect Group B campaign by picking apart a feisty Chilean side. What was surprising in the match was Holland's ability to play without the ball yet still look threatening for the entire 90 minutes.
World Cup Picks: Italy vs. Uruguay, England vs. Costa Rica, Colombia vs. Japan, Ivory Coast vs. GreeceItaly seemed lost in their defeat at the hands of Costa Rica. They couldn't maintain possession of the ball, they couldn't figure out how to get Andrea Pirlo involved, and most importantly they couldn't stay onside.
World Cup Picks: Italy vs. Costa Rica, Switzerland vs. France, and Ecuador vs. HondurasItaly played the perfect game from a stylistic standpoint. They attacked regularly while maintaining an excellent shape at the back.
World Cup Picks: Greece vs. Colombia, Japan vs. Ivory Coast, Costa Rica vs. Uruguay, and Italy vs. EnglandUsually the first words when talking about Colombia are Radamel Falcao, but his knee will keep him out of the World Cup.