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2014 World Cup Predictions From The Big Lead

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The 2014 World Cup is here. Here are the predictions from the TBL staff. Feel free to add yours below and to click repeatedly from multiple devices to see those of others.

Group Stage

Duffy
Group A – Brazil, Mexico
Group B – Spain, Netherlands
Group C – Colombia, Ivory Coast
Group D – England, Italy
Group E – France, Switzerland
Group F – Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group G – Germany, Portugal
Group H – Belgium, Russia

Glasspiegel
Group A – Brazil, Mexico
Group B – Spain, Chile
Group C – Ivory Coast, Colombia
Group D – Italy, England
Group E – France, Honduras
Group F – Argentina, Nigeria
Group G – Germany, USA
Group H – Russia, Belgium

Shamburger
Group A – Brazil, Mexico
Group B – Spain, Netherlands
Group C – Columbia, Ivory Coast
Group D – England, Italy
Group E – France, Switzerland
Group F – Argentina, Nigeria
Group G – Germany, Portugal
Group H – Belgium, Russia

McIntyre
Group A – Brazil, Cameroon
Group B – Spain, Netherlands
Group C – Ivory Coast, Japan
Group D – Italy, England
Group E – France, Switzerland
Group F – Argentina, Iran
Group G – Germany, USA
Group H – Belgium, Korea Republic

Douglas
Group A – Brazil, Mexico
Group B – Spain, Netherlands
Group C – Columbia, Greece
Group D – Uruguay, Italy
Group E – Switzerland, France
Group F – Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Group G – Portugal, U-S-A!
Group H – Belgium, Algeria

Lisk

Group A – Brazil, Mexico
Group B – Spain, Chile
Group C – Ivory Coast, Colombia
Group D – England, Uruguay
Group E – Ecuador, France
Group F – Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Group G – Germany, Portugal
Group H – Belgium, Russia

Cardillo
Group A – Brazil, Mexico
Group B – Spain, Chile
Group C – Colombia, Japan
Group D – Italy, England
Group E – France, Switzerland
Group F – Argentina, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Group G – Portugal, Germany
Group H – Belgium, Russia

Round of 16

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(Click the bracket above for a full-size version)

Duffy
Brazil over Netherlands
Italy over Colombia
Spain over Mexico
England over Ivory Coast
France over Bosnia and Herzegovina
Germany over Russia
Argentina over Switzerland
Portugal over Belgium

Glasspiegel
Brazil over Chile
England over Ivory Coast
France over Nigeria
Germany over Belgium
Spain over Mexico
Italy over Colombia
Argentina over Honduras
USA over Russia

Shamburger
Brazil over Netherlands
England over Ivory Coast
Switzerland over Nigeria
Germany over Russia
Spain over Mexico
Italy over Columbia
Argentina over France
Portugal over Belgium

McIntyre
Brazil over Netherlands
England over Ivory Coast
Spain over Cameroon
Italy over Japan
France over Iran
Germany over Korea Republic
Argentina over Switzerland
USA over Belgium

Douglas
Brazil over Netherlands
Italy over Colombia
Switzerland over Bosnia-Herzegovina
Portugal over Belgium
Spain over Mexico
Greece over Uruguay
Argentina over France
U!-S!-A! over Algeria

Lisk

Brazil over Chile
Uruguay over Ivory Coast
Bosnia over Ecuador
Germany over Russia
Spain over Mexico
England over Colombia
Argentina over France
Belgium over Portugal

Cardillo
Brazil over Chile
England over Colombia
Spain over Mexico
Italy over Japan
France over Bosnia and Herzegovina
Portugal over Russia
Argentina over Switzerland
Germany over Belgium

Quarterfinals

Duffy
Brazil over Italy
France over Germany
Spain over England
Argentina over Portugal

Glasspiegel
Brazil over Ivory Coast
Germany over France
Spain over Italy
Argentina over USA

Shamburger
Brazil over England
Germany over Switzerland
Portugal over Argentina
Spain over Italy

McIntyre
Brazil over England
Spain over Italy
Germany over France
Argentina over United States

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Douglas
Brazil over Italy
Portugal over Switzerland
Spain over Greece
U!! S!! A!! over Argentina

Lisk
Brazil over Uruguay
Germany over Bosnia
Spain over England
Argentina over Belgium

Cardillo
Brazil over England
France over Portugal
Spain over Italy
Argentina over Germany

Semifinals

Duffy
France over Brazil
Argentina over Spain

Glasspiegel
Brazil over Germany
Argentina over Spain

Shamburger
Brazil over Germany
Spain over Portugal

McIntyre
Brazil over Germany
Argentina over Spain

Douglas
Brazil over Portugal
U!!!-S!!!-A!!! over Spain

Lisk
Brazil over Germany
Spain over Argentina

Cardillo
Brazil over France
Argentina over Italy

Final

Duffy: Argentina over France

Glasspiegel: Argentina over Brazil

Shamburger: Brazil over Spain

McIntyre: Brazil over Argentina

Douglas: U!!!!-S!!!!-A!!!! over Brazil

Lisk: Brazil over Spain

Cardillo: Argentina over Brazil

Golden Ball (Player of the Tournament)

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Duffy: Lionel Messi

Glasspiegel: Lionel Messi

Shamburger: Neymar

McIntyre: Neymar

Douglas: Dempsey

Lisk: Neymar

Cardillo: Messi

Golden Boot (Top Scorer)

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Duffy: Gonzalo Higuain

Glasspiegel: Lionel Messi

Shamburger: Sergio Ramos

McIntyre: Lionel Messi

Douglas: Fred

Lisk: Hulk

Cardillo: Sergio Agüero

Most Surprising Team

Duffy: France

Glasspiegel: USA

Shamburger: I don’t think any of my picks are surprising.

McIntyre: USA

Douglas: USA if they win. Probably.

Lisk: Bosnia

Cardillo: England

Most Disappointing Team

Duffy: Germany

Glasspiegel: Netherlands

Shamburger: Uruguay

McIntyre: Uruguay

Douglas: Brazil if they lose to USA.

Lisk: Netherlands

Cardillo: Germany

Sepp Blatter will…

FBL-U17-WOMEN-FIFA-BLATTERDuffy: (Spins Sepp Blatter wheel of self delusion…) direct an inappropriate comment at a female TV presenter.

Glasspiegel: Get sold out to the tabloids by a prostitute

Shamburger: Who?

McIntyre: As usual, embarrass the sport in some way shape or form.

Douglas: Get even richer as they continue to vote on future World Cup locations.

Lisk: Visit favelas and spread goodwill among the masses. Just kidding.

Cardillo: Provide even more awkward GIFs than Karl Pilkington did trying to dance like it’s Carnival in Rio.

TBL Staff Member Most Likely to Suffer Ill Effects From Soccer Inhalation

Duffy: Mike Cardillo

Glasspiegel: Shamburger

Shamburger: Shamburger

McIntyre: Me. Oh, you didn’t ask which staffer will push soccer on his children so much his wife will get upset?

Douglas: Douglas (or Shamdillo)

Cardillo: I don’t like this category.

Lisk: Shamburger, who was really excited when we told him he got to cover 180 hours of football this summer, only to later learn it did not involve the S-E-C

 

 

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