IT was another dramatic day in the World Cup and at the end of it all we have the four favourites into the semi-finals.
There were no easy games for anyone and Gonzalo Higuain's goal was the only one of the night as Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 and Holland defeated Costa Rica on penalties after doing everything but score during the match.
So it's Brazil v Germany and Argentina v Holland – and who will come out on top … South America or Europe. One of my first World Cup tips was a Brazil v Argentina final at 11-1 and one cover I'll be doing is Germany v Argentina at 2-1 with McBookie.
Without Neymar and Thiago Silva I can't see Brazil beating the Germans but you have to consider they haven't lost at home for 12 years. Argentina will be favourites to beat Holland but it's going to be another close contest and could be about who performs best on the day – Lionel Messi or Arjen Robben.
I was impressed by Robben against Costa Rica and almost everything went through him while Wesley Sneijder had the two cracking efforts off the woodwork. If Robin van Persie contributed half as much as Robben the Dutch would be tough to stop.
Last night I said I'd have a look at the Scandinavian matches while giving the friendlies a miss. Rosenborg have been mentioned by a few this morning and look nailed on to beat Haugesund at home.
I took Rosenborg -1 in midweek against Jelgava in the Europa League and they won 4-0. They have won their last two league matches by more than one and can do so again with Haugesund struggling on their travels. They were held 1-1 by Welsh minnows Airbus in Europe and have won just once on the road in six outings this season.
Take Rosenborg on the treble and add champions Stromsgodset who sit second behind Molde despite loisng boss Ronny Deila to Celtic. Stromsgodset are still challenging due to their home form with six wins and a draw in seven games. They should beat a Sandnes side who sit second bottom having mustered just one point on the road.
Complete the treble with Finnish league leaders HJK Helsinki who travel to fourth-placed KuPS so it's not a given. However, KuPS have lost three of seven at home and HJK are in great form having conceded one goal in seven games and won their last two 2-0 and 5-0.
Rosenborg -1 (6pm)
Pays 5-2 at McBookie, BetVictor