Jonas Brock was born and raised in Munich, Germany. He is a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who has played the game of soccer since he was a young kid. Realizing that he will probably not become the next Lionel Messi he has found a love for writing and covering the beautiful game. He is currently a senior at Sonoma State University and will receive his BA in Psychology in December.
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Two late goals from Leroy Fer and Memphis Depay see Holland lock up the first place seed in Group B. Despite a rather lackluster showing from both sides, they will now have their sights set on the Round of 16.
Despite both teams already booking a spot in the Round of 16, both will be looking for three points as the Group B runner up will most likely have to face Brazil. Predictions, analysis and betting odds for the final Group B showdown can be seen here.
Preview and analysis for the final Group B matchup between Chile and Holland can be seen here. Both teams will be going for the three points despite already qualifying for the knockout rounds as the runner-up in the group will most likely have to face Brazil in the Round of 16.
Russia and Belgium are set to face each other in Group H play at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro. Belgian will look to clinch a spot into the Round of 16 with a win, while Russia will need some type of result to avoid the possibility of being sent home early. Predictions, analysis and betting odds for the Group H matchup can be seen here.
The amount of money Fabio Capello is making as Russia's trainer will make you double-take. To see how much the coach is being paid for his services, check out the article that gives you the complete scoop on the Italian coach.
Belgium and Russia face off at the Maracana stadium in Rio on June 22nd. While Belgium sits atop Group H with three points, Russia will be looking to build on their 1-1 draw against S. Korea in hopes of reaching the Round of 16. Be sure to check in as the "golden generation" of Belgium come face to face with Fabio Capello's Russia. Preview, analysis and all the information you need for the Group H showdown can be seen here.
Ghana and Germany played what has to be the most exciting match of the tournament thus far. The game ended in a 2-2 draw, as both sides had their periods of momentum. Miroslav Klose scored his 15th goal in a World Cup tying Ronaldo at the top of the all time goal scoring chart.
After knocking out the "Black Stars" in the 2010 World Cup, the Germans will try to continue their march to the final in Rio. Ghana offers no easy opposition though, as Andre Ayew and Asamoah Gyan looked dangerous against the United States. It will surely be an end to end match that will have any fan of the beautiful game excited.
Thomas Mueller has scored more goals in the World Cup than he has played games. After netting a hat-trick against Portugal, who knows how many more he can add during Germany's cup run. It will be an interesting story to follow for not only this, but for years to come.
Ghana come face-to-face once again with the juggernaut that is Germany. After being knocked out by Jogi Loew's men in 2010, Ghana will surely be looking for revenge and a necessary three points. The Germans look like the best team in the tournament thus far, but will need to play at the top of their game in order to ward off a tough Ghanaian side.
France and Switzerland will face each other for the 37th time in their respective histories. Despite France holding a slight advantage, look for the Swiss to offer "Les Bleus" a tough test as both teams will be trying to gain a stronghold on Group E.
France and Switzerland come face to face in Group E, facing each other for the 39th time in their respective histories. France come into the game off the heals of a 3-0 win over Honduras while Switzerland will hope to ride their momentum after beating Ecuador with the final kick of the game.