This year, the World Cup’s final lineup is
devoid of Cinderella stories. Teams with higher rankings have simply pushed
out those below them. Number 2 Germany booked its spot first with
a 1:0 suppression of France. Lionel Messi finally gets to write a glorious
World Cup legacy of his own, as Argentina beats Belgium 1:0.
The Netherlands sent the the last dark-horse team Costa Rica packing in a penalty shootout.
Brazil crushed Colombia 2:1. But having lost super star Neymar to injury,
the team may not be the same. James Rodriguez’s team may be out, but he
is still in the running for the Golden Boot with six goals.
With just 2 games left, Messi and Thomas Muller may not catch up with James.