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.
Despite a late goal from Gervinho, goals from Colombia's two young stars James Rodríguez and Juan Quintero, see Colombia through to the next round. After a somewhat lackluster and boring first half, both teams came out firing combining for three goals in the second 45 minutes.
It will be interesting to see how the pace of Colombia matches up against the physical strength of the Ivory Coast. It will be a tight game played primarily in the midfield, that will see Colombia come out on top 2-1.
Carlos Bacca has been ruled out for up to 10 days after suffering a leg injury during practice. Despite what was once a very deep attacking roster, injuries have begun to weaken the attacking prowess of "Los Cafeteros."
Colombia and the Ivory Coast are set to do battle as the top two teams of Group C will face each other for the first time in their respective histories. Despite the injury of Carlos Bacca, look for the Colombians to come out attacking the suspect back line of "Les Elephants."
It was a strong showing from the "Socceroos" but the quality of the Dutch was too much to handle in the end. After demolishing the Spanish, it was a very subpar showing from the Dutch. The Australians gave them a run for their money, only to be beaten by a Memphis Depay goal in the 67th minute.
The Dutch will have their way with the "Socceroos" as they look to continue their dominance after routing Spain. The Australians will need to have the game of their lives in order to see a result out of this one.
The Dutch were absolutely sublime in their opening game. The question now is whether they will continue to amaze the world and make their way through to the cup final? After what they showed the world, it may be tough to bet against them?
Algeria offers a staunch test to the "golden generation" of Belgium. It will surely be a game dominated by the Belgians, the question remains as to whether or not they will be able to capitalize on their chances.