World Cup 2014 Scores: Full Results for All Group Play, Updated FIFA Prediction

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIJune 27, 2014

Jun 26, 2014; Recife, BRAZIL; United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann celebrates after finding out they had advanced past the group stage after their 1-0 loss to Germany at Arena Pernambuco. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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After over two weeks of matches, group play in the 2014 World Cup is finally over, and while there were plenty of exciting games throughout the first stage, there are bound to be even more exciting moments in the knockout stage along with a couple of things to expect.

There were a few teams that surprisingly made the round of 16, including the United States, who survived the "group of death," and Costa Rica, as they held their own against teams like England, Italy and Uruguay to take the top spot in Group D.

Now that group play is over, here are the complete results throughout the past couple of weeks along with predictions for the knockout stage.

 

Group Play Results

TeamScoreTeamGroup
Thursday, June 12
Brazil3-1CroatiaA
Friday, June 13
Mexico1-0CameroonA
Spain1-5NetherlandsB
Chile3-1AustraliaB
Saturday, June 14
Colombia3-0GreeceC
Uruguay1-3Costa RicaD
England1-2ItalyD
Ivory Coast2-1JapanC
Sunday, June 15
Switzerland2-1EcuadorE
France3-0HondurasE
Argentina2-1Bosnia-HerzegovinaF
Monday, June 16
Germany4-0PortugalG
Iran0-0NigeriaF
Ghana1-2United StatesG
Tuesday, June 17
Belgium2-1AlgeriaH
Brazil0-0MexicoA
Russia1-1South KoreaH
Wednesday, June 18
Australia2-3NetherlandsB
Spain0-2ChileB
Cameroon0-4CroatiaA
Thursday, June 19
Colombia2-1Ivory CoastC
Uruguay2-1EnglandD
Japan0-0GreeceC
Friday, June 20
Italy0-1Costa RicaD
Switzerland2-5FranceE
Honduras1-2EcuadorE
Saturday, June 21
Argentina1-0IranF
Germany2-2GhanaG
Nigeria1-0Bosnia-HerzegovinaF
Sunday, June 22
Belgium1-0RussiaH
South Korea2-4AlgeriaH
United States2-2PortugalG
Monday, June 23
Australia0-3SpainB
Netherlands2-0ChileB
Cameroon1-4BrazilA
Croatia1-3MexicoA
Tuesday, June 24
Costa Rica0-0EnglandD
Italy0-1UruguayD
Greece2-1Ivory CoastC
Japan1-4ColombiaC
Wednesday, June 25
Nigeria2-3ArgentinaF
Bosnia-Herzegovina3-1IranF
Honduras0-3SwitzerlandE
Ecuador0-0FranceE
Thursday, June 26
United States0-1GermanyG
Portugal2-1GhanaG
Algeria1-1RussiaH
South Korea0-1BelgiumH
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Predictions for Knockout Stage

Neymar Stays Hot to Give Brazil Win Over Chile

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 23:  Neymar of Brazil celebrates scoring his team's second goal and his second of the game during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Cameroon and Brazil at Estadio Nacional on June 23, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (
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At just 22 years old, Neymar has become the clear star for Brazil, and with such a strong start in group play, he looks bound to make a big impact during their round of 16 matchup against Chile.

In the team's first three matches, Neymar is tied with Lionel Messi for the most goals in World Cup play with four, recording two braces against Croatia and Cameroon. While he's playing on the biggest stage of his life, Neymar doesn't seem anxious, as he says that he's living his dream.

"There is no pressure when you are living your dream," Neymar told Tales Azzoni from the Associated Press (via ABC News). "I'm doing what I've always wanted to do since I was a little kid. Today my dream is coming true, I'm playing the matches that I've always wanted to be playing."

So far, Chile have given up three goals in three matches, but they haven't been very aggressive. According to WhoScored.com, Chile have ranked 31st out of the 32 teams in tackles, with just 13.7 challenges made per game. 

Considering just how lethal Neymar can be, he should be able to break through Chile's defense and get at least a few shots on goal by the end of the match, and that should be enough to help Brazil put the pressure on and advance.

 

France Have No Problem Getting Through Nigeria

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 25: Blaise Matuidi of France controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Ecuador and France at Maracana on June 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
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Despite a strong group of defenders, Nigeria won't be able to get past a very talented France squad in the knockout round.

France didn't have much trouble getting through Group E, grabbing the top spot with seven points. They had one of the best goal differentials in group play, outscoring opponents 8-2. According to Squakwa.com, the team currently ranks first among all teams with a 1,152 performance score, while Germany are right behind them at 1,123.

In their first two matches, Nigeria hadn't allowed a single goal, as they've been built around a strong defense that leads to ideal opportunities on the counter-attack.

However, Argentina were able to expose them, scoring three goals in the final match including two from Lionel Messi. To make matters worse, Nigeria will now be without Michael Babatunde, who broke his arm against Argentina.

According to ESPN's Colin Udoh, Babatunde's surgery was successful but he'll be out for the rest of the World Cup:

Nigeria showed that they struggle containing top-tier scorers in their previous match, and that's bad news. France have more than a few big names, including Karim Benzema, who has already put up three goals and two assists.

While they should be proud to have made it this far, it's unlikely that Nigeria make it any farther in this year's tournament.