World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from 2nd-Round Stage

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World Cup 2014: Winners and Losers from 2nd-Round Stage
Martin Meissner/Associated Press

The round of 16 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup provided us with plenty of excitement, memorable moments and fantastic goals, and with five of the eight games going to extra time, fans were rewarded with even more minutes to watch.

As ever in knockout football, there had to be winners and losers by the end of each tie—but positives and negatives, trends and mistakes go far deeper in the game than the pure result.

Here we take a look at all the main talking points which dictated the outcomes of the ties in our winners and losers of the round of 16.

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