World Cup: Analysis, predictions and TV times for round of 16 matchups

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U.S. Accomplishments at the World Cup

By ALEC KLEYER
XN Sports

Game 1: Brazil vs Chile
Date and Time: Saturday, June 28th, 12:00 p.m. on ABC

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Brazil 7 – 5 Chile
Number of attacks: Brazil 127 – 98 Chile
Shots on Goal per shot: Brazil 74% – 56% Chile
Passes Completed: Brazil 76% – 79% Chile
Possession: Brazil 55% – 57% Chile


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Brazil 2 – 3 Chile
Completed Clearances: Brazil 71% – 88% Chile
Tackle won percentage: Brazil 68% – 86% Chile
Saves per game: Brazil 4.0 – 6.0 Chile


Prediction: Brazil 2 – 1 Chile


Game 2: Netherlands vs Mexico
Date and Time: Sunday, Jun 29, 12:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Netherlands 10 – 4 Mexico
Number of attacks: Netherlands 89 – 107 Mexico
Shots on Goal per shot: Netherlands 80% – 44% Mexico
Passes Completed: Netherlands 73% – 75% Mexico
Possession: Netherlands 44% – 50% Mexico


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Netherlands 3 – 1 Mexico
Completed Clearances: Netherlands 87% – 75% Mexico
Tackle won percentage: Netherlands 46% – 74% Mexico
Saves per game: Netherlands 4.0 – 5.0 Mexico

Prediction: Netherlands 1 – 0 Mexico



Game 3: Colombia vs Uruguay
Date and Time: Saturday, Jun 28, 4:00 p.m. on ABC

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Colombia 9 – 4 Uruguay
Number of attacks: Colombia 94 – 102 Uruguay
Shots on Goal per shot: Colombia 69% – 61% Uruguay
Passes Completed: Colombia 71% – 70% Uruguay
Possession: Colombia 44% – 46% Uruguay


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Colombia 2 – 4 Uruguay
Completed Clearances: Colombia 92% – 78% Uruguay
Tackle won percentage: Colombia 52% – 22% Uruguay
Saves per game: Colombia 9 – 4 Uruguay


Prediction: Colombia 3 – 2 Uruguay


Game 4: Costa Rica vs Greece
Date and Time: Sunday, Jun 29, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Costa Rica 4 – 2 Greece
Number of attacks: Costa Rica 69 – 107 Greece
Shots on Goal per shot: Costa Rica 50% – 50% Greece
Passes Completed: Costa Rica 72% – 72% Greece
Possession: Costa Rica 45% – 44% Greece


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Costa Rica 1 – 4 Greece
Completed Clearances: Costa Rica 86% – 77% Greece
Tackle won percentage: Costa Rica 40% – 75% Greece
Saves per game: Costa Rica 4 – 6 Greece


Prediction: Costa Rica 1 – 0 Greece


Game 5: Nigeria vs France
Date and Time: Monday, Jun 30, 12:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Nigeria 3 – 8 France
Number of attacks: Nigeria 120 – 151 France
Shots on Goal per shot: Nigeria 62% – 63% France
Passes Completed: Nigeria 73% – 82% France
Possession: Nigeria 51% – 55% France


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Nigeria 3 – 2 France
Completed Clearances: Nigeria 86% – 79% France
Tackle won percentage: Nigeria 68% – 61% France
Saves per game: Nigeria 7 – 2 France


Prediction: Nigeria 1 – 3 France


Game 6: Argentina vs Switzerland
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 1, 12:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Argentina 6 – 7 Switzerland
Number of attacks: Argentina 170 – 113 Switzerland
Shots on Goal per shot: Argentina 56% – 65% Switzerland
Passes Completed: Argentina 81% – 79% Switzerland
Possession: Argentina 61% – 51% Switzerland


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Argentina 3 – 6 Switzerland
Completed Clearances: Argentina 76% – 87% Switzerland
Tackle won percentage: Argentina 97% – 72% Switzerland
Saves per game: Argentina 5 – 7 Switzerland


Prediction: Argentina 2 – 1 Switzerland


Game 6: Germany vs Algeria
Date and Time: Monday, Jun 30, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Germany 7 – 6 Algeria
Number of attacks: Germany 140 – 78 Algeria
Shots on Goal per shot: Germany 65% – 58% Algeria
Passes Completed: Germany 85% – 68% Algeria
Possession: Germany 59% – 43% Algeria


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Germany 2 – 5 Algeria
Completed Clearances: Germany 82% – 88% Algeria
Tackle won percentage: Germany 92% – 54% Algeria
Saves per game: Germany 6 – 6 Algeria


Prediction: Germany 3 – 0 Algeria


Game 6: Belgium vs USA
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 1, 4:00 p.m. on ESPN

Analysis: Who has the better offense?
Goals Scored: Belgium 4 – 4 USA
Number of attacks: Belgium 136 – 72 USA
Shots on Goal per shot: Belgium 65% – 67% USA
Passes Completed: Belgium 75% – 76% USA
Possession: Belgium 56% – 42% USA


What about defense?
Goals Conceded: Belgium 1 – 4 USA
Completed Clearances: Belgium 97% – 78% USA
Tackle won percentage: Belgium 50% – 56% USA
Saves per game: Belgium 6 – 6 USA


Prediction: Belgium 2 – 1 USA

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World Cup: Analysis, predictions and TV times for round of 16 matchups
Chile's Eduardo Vargas celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Costa Rica's Joel Campbell runs with the ball under his shirt after scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Australian players celebrate after Mile Jedinak scored his side's second goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
South Korea's Lee Keun-ho celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Russia and South Korea at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
United States' John Brooks celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. The United States defeated Ghana 2-1. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Ghana's Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
Ghana's Christian Atsu, left, looks back at his net as United States' Jermaine Jones celebrates a goal by Clint Dempsey during the group G World Cup soccer match between Ghana and the United States at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the group F World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Bosnia at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Ivory Coast's Gervinho (10) celebrates along with teammate Didier Drogba (11) after Gervinho scored his side's second goal during the group C World Cup soccer match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
England's Daniel Sturridge, right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after kicking a penalty shot to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Germany's Thomas Mueller, second left, celebrates after scoring his sides fourth goal during the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Germany's forward Thomas Mueller (L) celebrates scoring the 4-0 goal with his teammates during the Group G football match between Germany and Portugal at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo credit should read DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images)
SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Thomas Mueller of Germany celebrates his team's second goals scored by Mats Hummels (not pictured) during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Francois Xavier Marit - Pool/Getty Images)
Chile's Eduardo Vargas, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Chile's Eduardo Vargas celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
Netherlands' Arjen Robben celebrates scoring the opening goal during the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and the Netherlands at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Algerian players celebrate after Algeria's Sofiane Feghouli, second left, scored the opening goal during the group H World Cup soccer match between Belgium and Algeria at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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