World Cup 2014: 10 Biggest Talking Points from 2nd-Round Games

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World Cup 2014: 10 Biggest Talking Points from 2nd-Round Games
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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is rapidly reaching the business end of the tournament.

Just eight teams and eight games remain, with the round of 16 officially in the books.

For the first time in World Cup history, all eight group winners have survived their first test and advanced through to the quarter-finals; all unbeaten and all just three wins away from hoisting the trophy.

Here, we focus on the major talking points to emerge from the past eight fixtures.

 

All statistics via WhoScored.com.

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