World Cup Preview Day 6


The goals continue to rain down on the Brazil World Cup and we’ve now seen our first hattrick from German midfielder Thomas Mueller, who must love playing in World Cups after claiming his 8th goal in only 7 World Cup appearances. Today’s matches see hosts Brazil back in action and also a first World Cup outing for dark horses Belgium. Office sweepstakes will be paying extra attention today.

Belgium v Algeria

One of the most eagerly anticipated matches of the opening round, however this has nothing to do with Algeria. Belgium are a lot of people’s ‘dark horse’ pick for the tournament with a team made up of World class talent. And Marouane Fellaini. Hazard and Lukaku are two in particular to watch going forward and I don’t think a team that believe holding England to a 0-0 draw 4 years ago is one of their greatest achievements in football will be able to do much to stop them. Beglium to run home in style, there will be goals.

Beglium 3 – 0 Algeria

Brazil v Mexico

Another great game in the making. Mexico won their opener 1-0 but had two perfectly good goals disallowed so will feel they have every chance against the hosts who will want to build on the shaky opening performance. I felt the 3-1 opening scoreline flattered the hosts and Neymar’s performance was over-hyped considering he shouldn’t have been on the pitch after throwing an elbow at Real Madrid’s Luka Modric. I think this could be close and Mexico could well hold Brazil to a draw, but I think home support might edge it for Brazil.

Brazil 2 – 1 Mexico

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  • Russia v South Korea

    Not a game of much expectation because both Russia really should win this game, but South Korea will do their best to shut the game down. Russia have some strong attacking players but could be vulnerable to the counter attack but I don’t know whether South Korea have the armoury to hurt them over 90 minutes. Could be a draw if Korea stay organised for the entire match but I think it’ll be a scrappy victory for the European team.

    Russia 1 – 0 South Korea

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