World Cup 2014: Ranking Every Goal from Quarter-Final Games

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World Cup 2014: Ranking Every Goal from Quarter-Final Games
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While this summer’s World Cup has drawn great praise for the high amount of goals being scored in each game, the quarter-final matches have been much tighter affairs.

Argentina enjoyed a slim victory over Belgium, scoring early in their quarter-final clash and holding on for the rest of the game to claim a 1-0 win.

Netherlands and Costa Rica failed to score at all in their quarter-final outing. The game had to be settled by a penalty shootout, which the Oranje won in the end.

It was a single goal that saw Germany see past France to reach the World Cup semi-final for a fourth consecutive time in the prestigious tournament.

Brazil’s win against Colombia saw more goals being scored in their game than the rest of the quarter-final matches put together, but it was still a narrow win that sealed it for the host nation.

It means Brazil vs. Germany and Netherlands vs. Argentina are the 2014 World Cup semi-final fixtures.

While there’s only been a small selection of goals in the World Cup quarter-finals, there have still been some Goal of the Tournament contenders. Here, we recap all the goals scored in every quarter-final game, building up to the best goal of the last eight.

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