World Cup 2014: Ranking the Matches from 2nd Round Stage on Excitement

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World Cup 2014: Ranking the Matches from 2nd Round Stage on Excitement
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Well, that was enjoyable! The round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup certainly kept up with the entertainment provided to football fans around the globe in the group stages.

Two penalty shootouts, five extra-time matches, goals galore, stunning saves and hardly a controversial moment in sight. The eight matches in the second round were a football feast, excitement was not in short supply.

For the first time in World Cup history, the eight matches were all won by the group winners, but there were certainly some heroic performances from underdogs along the way.

With two days without action now until the quarter-finals begin, we rank the eight matches of the second round in terms of excitement. 

Have a look then let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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