The 8 Finalists in the 2014 World Cup

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The 8 Finalists in the 2014 World Cup

We're down to the final eight in the World Cup, so today let's celebrate the remaining teams in the running for the championship. Some of our favorites have already been eliminated but there is some serious talent remaining.

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Brazil is a perennial contender in the World Cup, this time isn't any different. They haven't won since 1994, maybe this year they'll get back into the swing of winning.
Actually, Brazil won in 2002 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_World_Cup] as well. But anyhow, I'm behind Costa Rica and Germany now England is out, I'm really hoping Costa Rica gets far :)
 

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JoJo said:
Actually, Brazil won in 2002 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_World_Cup] as well. But anyhow, I'm behind Costa Rica and Germany now England is out, I'm really hoping Costa Rica gets far :)
Came here to post this, nice fact-checking there, Shuyler.
 

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Inasmuch as I would love it that Argentina won the competition, the real contenders are Brazil, Germany and the Netherlands.
 

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McGuinty1 said:
JoJo said:
Actually, Brazil won in 2002 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_World_Cup] as well. But anyhow, I'm behind Costa Rica and Germany now England is out, I'm really hoping Costa Rica gets far :)
Came here to post this, nice fact-checking there, Shuyler.
Actually it's Schuyler, but good attempt McGuinty1. There was a correction in the post concerning Brazil's last win.
 

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Costa Rica, a powerhouse of Central America, tied with Greece to get to this point. They have yet to win the whole thing but maybe this year could be different, maybe they could take home the whole thing. Let's be honest with ourselves here, they aren't going to win the whole thing.
HEY! That's not nice.

[rant]
[insert pointless argument about how good CRC has played in the last couple of games]
[insert multiple praises to CRC's goalie, Saint Keylor Navas]
[insert observation of how CRC is the only standing survivor of the so-called "(D)eath Group"]
[insert sudden realization that nobody will care about this because this is a sports discussion on a gaming forum]
[/rant]

But in all seriousness, people from Costa Rica (myself included) read this thing. And it's not nice when someone makes fun of what is currently one of the greatest achievements of our tiny country's football (despite of how true they might be).

There's still plenty of time for surprises to come. We might even make it to the finals.

After all, weirder things have happened.