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2014 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals: Brazil vs. Colombia, Germany vs. France Match Threads

The United States celebrates their independence from the World Cup as the quarterfinals get underway.

Jeff Gross

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The Teams

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France

Region: UEFA

Manager: Didier Deschamps

FIFA World Ranking: 17

How They Got Here: Defeated Ukraine in UEFA Second Round Playoff.
Group Stage: Winner of Group E (2-1-0, 7 pts)
Round of 16: Defeated Nigeria 2-1

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Germany

Region: UEFA
Manager: Joachim Löw

FIFA World Ranking: 2

How They Got Here: Won UEFA Group C
Group Stage: Winners of Group G (2-1-0, 7 pts)
Round of 16: Defeated Algeria 2-1 (aet)

Date: July 4th, 2014
Gametime: 11:00 am central
TV: ESPN
Location: Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, Brazil

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The Teams

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Brazil

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Luiz Felipe Scolari

FIFA World Ranking: 3

How They Got Here: Hosts (Automatically Qualified)
Group Stage: Winner of Group A. (2-1-0, 7 pts)
Round of 16: Defeated Chile 1(3)-1(2).

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Colombia

Region: CONMEBOL
Manager: Jose Pekerman

FIFA World Ranking: 8

How They Got Here: Finished Second in CONMEBOL Qualifying
Group Stage: Winners of Group C (3-0-0, 9 pts)
Round of 16: Defeated Uruguay 2-0.

Other Info

Date: July 4th, 2014
Gametime: 3:00 pm central
TV: ESPM
Location: Maracana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Bracket

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