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.