World Cup 2014: Best XI of 2nd Round Stage with Tim Howard and James Rodriguez

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World Cup 2014: Best XI of 2nd Round Stage with Tim Howard and James Rodriguez
Natacha Pisarenko/Associated Press

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is moving steadily toward the latter stages now, with 16 teams having fought it out in the first of the knock-out rounds over the past week.

We now have our eight quarter-finalists, worthy nations all of them, but the nature of football is such that there were several other nations equally as impressive who perhaps deserved to get through, but were knocked out.

The best players aren't always the ones who progress, though. Here is our best XI from the round of 16; leave your comments and suggestions below as always!

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