World Cup 2014: Ranking Every Goal from 2nd-Round Games

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World Cup 2014: Ranking Every Goal from 2nd-Round Games
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The World Cup round of 16 didn't fail to impress and this year's knockout phases began in much tighter parameters than many will have expected.

Following on from a goal-laden group stage, only 18 goals were scored in the eight round-of-16 fixtures, with Brazil, Colombia, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Argentina and Belgium taking their places as quarter-finalists.

However, where this stage of the competition might have been lacking in quantity, it certainly was not in terms of quality, and several Goal of the Tournament candidates have been entered over the past four days alone.

Read on for a ranking of each goal scored in the round of 16, where own goals unsurprisingly gain less prominence simply for the usually lame fashion in which they're netted, while penalty shootouts have been omitted from the running.

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