December 21, 2014
Complete fixture list for knockout stage
Argentina has passed through group F as expected and will now face Switzerland on Tuesday 1st in its last-16 match. If the Albiceleste beat the Swiss, it will fight either the US or Belgium in the quarter finals game. A fairly accessible draft compared to, for instance, Brazil’s.
The locals will play tough Chile on Saturday. If the Verdeamarelha gets through, it will face the winner between Colombia and Uruguay. Quite a difficult way to the semi-finals, unless the carioca side gets a few more penalty kicks like the one Japanese referee Yuichi Nishimura sanctioned against Croatia in the opener at Sao Paulo.
But the best news for Sabella’s team is that mighty Germany got drafted far, far away, as they ended up winning their group with the victory against the US.
The Germans, who are used to beating Argentina in quarterfinals, face Algeria on Monday 30, and cannot play against our side until a hypothetical final match.
The full round 16 drafts go as follows:
Brasil vs. Chile, Saturday at 1pm
Colombia vs. Uruguay, Saturday at 5pm
France vs. Nigeria, Monday at 1pm
Germany vs. Argelia, Monday at 5pm
Holand vs. Mexico, Sunday at 1pm
Costa Rica vs. Greece, Sunday at 5pm
Argentina vs. Switzerland, Tuesday at 1pm
Belgium vs. USA, Tuesday at 5pm