World Cup: Analysis and Preview of Quarterfinal Games

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Game 1: France vs Germany

Information: Friday, July 4th, 12:00pm on ESPN2

Comparing Offenses

Goals Scored: France 10 – 9 Germany

Completed Passes: France 80% – 84% Germany

Number of Attacks: France 192 – 190 Germany

Shot on goal per total shot: France 62% – 70% Germany

Possession: France 54% – 60% Germany

Comparing Defenses

Goals Conceded: France 2 – 3 Germany

Completed Clearances: France 79% – 86% Germany

Saves: France 8 – 13 Germany

Prediction: France 1 – 1 Germany (2 – 4 Penalties)

 

Game 2: Brazil vs Colombia

Information: Friday, July 4th, 4:00pm on ESPN

Comparing Offenses

Goals Scored: Brazil 8 – 11 Colombia

Completed Passes: Brazil 74% – 72% Colombia

Number of Attacks: Brazil 190 – 117 Colombia

Shot on goal per total shot: Brazil 69% – 72% Colombia

Possession: Brazil 54% – 46% Colombia

Comparing Defenses

Goals Conceded: Brazil 3 – 2 Colombia

Completed Clearances: Brazil 78% – 77% Colombia

Saves: Brazil 7 – 19 Colombia

Prediction: Brazil 0 – 1 Colombia

 

Game 3: Argentina vs Belgium

Information: Saturday, July 5th, 12:00pm on ABC, ESPN2

Comparing Offenses

Goals Scored: Argentina 7 – 6 Belgium

Completed Passes: Argentina 80% – 75% Belgium

Number of Attacks: Argentina 248 – 219 Belgium

Shot on goal per total shot: Argentina 64% – 68% Belgium

Possession: Argentina 61% – 54% Belgium

Comparing Defenses

Goals Conceded: Argentina 3 – 2 Belgium

Completed Clearances: Argentina 82% – 94% Belgium

Saves: Argentina 13 – 12 Belgium

Prediction: Argentina 2 – 2 Belgium (4 – 2 Penalties)

 

Game 4: Netherlands vs Costa Rica

Information: Saturday, July 5th, 4:00pm on ESPN

Comparing Offenses

Goals Scored: Netherlands 12 – 5 Costa Rica

Completed Passes: Netherlands 75% – 72% Costa Rica

Number of Attacks: Netherlands 137 – 97 Costa Rica

Shot on goal per total shot: Netherlands 75% – 47% Costa Rica

Possession: Netherlands 46% – 45% Costa Rica

Comparing Defenses

Goals Conceded: Netherlands 4 – 2 Costa Rica

Completed Clearances: Netherlands 90% – 78% Costa Rica

Saves: Netherlands 11 – 14 Costa Rica

Prediction: Netherlands 2 – 0 Costa Rica

 

 

Alec Kleyer is a second year student at Macaulay Honors College. He's played, watched, analyzed soccer/futbol most of his life. Visit his blog at knlsoccer.com for soccer news outside of the World Cup!
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