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WE'VE now seen all 32 teams in action at Brazil 2014 and it's been a case of the good, bad and the ugly.

European teams have been the best performers and there's every chance of a first win on South American soil with Germany and Holland the most likely of the top guns.

Brazil and Argentina will have something to say about that but neither have hit the heights yet.

Having watched just about every game I'm updating my thoughts about the winner, finalists and top scorer. And I'm offering a £10 free bet with Ladbrokes to anyone who can name the finalists today. This contest closes before the Holland v Australia match at 5pm.

Simply post your choice of finalists as a comment at the end of this article and quote Ladbrokes odds. I'll check the thread after the semi-finals and one correct entry will be picked out at random.

At the start of the tournament I said the winner would come from Brazil, Argentina or Germany so for now it's the Germans for me having put money on Argentina but not the hosts.

My top scorer was a choice between Neymar and Lionel Messi and both are off the mark but I'd love to be on Thomas Muller and Robin van Persie and fancy antepost prices.

So who have been the good (or great), the bad (or okay) and the ugly (or just rubbish) so far. At the moment I'd say the winner will come from the good teams but not Costa Rica, Mexico or England so that leaves four Europeans plus Colombia who could be the dark horses.

Good – Mexico, Holland, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, England, France, Germany.

Bad – Brazil, Croatia, Chile, Australia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Switzerland, Argentina, Bosnia-Herz, USA, Belgium, Algeria.

Ugly – Cameroon, Spain, Greece, Uruguay, Ecuador, Honduras, Iran, Nigeria, Portugal, Ghana, Russia, South Korea.

So comment here with your finalists and if you like tell me who your top eight teams have been so far.

49 Comments
  1. Johnny J 6 years ago

    A repeat of the 74 w.c final

    Germany V Holland 14/1 ladbrokes

    Already backed this morning

    Good luck

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Johnny J, that’s a decent shout – the South Americans would love it.

  2. Johnny J 6 years ago

    top 8

    1. Germany

    2. Holland

    3. Mexico

    4. France

    5. Columbia

    6. Costa Rica

    7. Switzerland

    8. Italy

  3. Craig Alves 6 years ago

    Germany Argentina 7/1 @Ladbrokes

  4. Big Col 6 years ago

    Germany v Argentina. Ladbrokes 7/1

  5. John Clark 6 years ago

    I’ll stick with my original thought and go

    Argentina v Germany @ 7/1 Ladbrokes

  6. RyanP273 6 years ago

    France-Germany

    40/1 @ Ladbrokes

  7. Hugh Orr 6 years ago

    Argentina v France French looking like a team again

    • Hugh Orr 6 years ago

      fogot price :-) 25/1 @Ladbrokes

  8. raaljaca 6 years ago

    IRAN v HONDURAS 1,000,000,000/1 Ladbrokes

  9. Conor McParland 6 years ago

    Germany v Argentina

  10. Damo 6 years ago

    Germany V Italy 22/1

  11. Kevin McKenna 6 years ago

    Germany v Argentina 7/1 @ Ladbrokes.
    Top teams have been Germany Holland France Colombia Mexico Italy & Switzerland. I think Chile will come good tonight!

  12. GREGGE 6 years ago

    HOLLAND V GERMANY @ 14/1 :)

  13. Ian Lindsay 6 years ago

    Argentina v Germany 7/1 @ Ladbrokes

  14. Robert Duff 6 years ago

    Argentina v Holland 40/1 @ ladbrokes

  15. Patrick 6 years ago

    Belgium v Germany 25/1

  16. Andy 6 years ago

    England v Germany @ 100/1

  17. Sachu 6 years ago

    Brazil v Argentina 7/1 Ladbrokes

  18. abule 6 years ago

    Brazil vs holland @ ladbrokes

  19. Meadhran 6 years ago

    Argentina v Brazil 7/1 Ladbrokes

  20. George Manson 6 years ago

    Argentina v Brazil 7/1 Ladbrokes

  21. Jonboy 6 years ago

    France holland 50/1 Ladbrokes

  22. cockerspaniel 6 years ago

    BRAZIL V ITALY 25/1 LADBROKES

  23. theresa higgins 6 years ago

    Brazil- Argentina pays a skimpy 7/1 @ Ladbrokes

  24. Austin Hay 6 years ago

    Argentina v Germany 7/1 @ ladbrokes

  25. Russell 6 years ago

    Germany v Argentina Ladbrokes

  26. TonyS 6 years ago

    Holland vs Germany 14/1 @ Ladbrokes

  27. Skoosh 6 years ago

    Argentina v chile 50/1 ladbrokes

  28. buckie1967 6 years ago

    Argentina v Germany odds 7/1

  29. CSS 6 years ago

    Germany v Holland 14/1

  30. The R Kid 6 years ago

    Brazil Argentina 7/1

  31. Gogo Luton 6 years ago

    Hi All, with the way things have progressed to date, I reckon its inconceivable to dream of Brazil in the final given that team is not firing with all cylinders. Its only Neymar and Oscar who seem to perform above their highest potential in order to get the results. Given all that I reckon the two big elephants in the room will be Germany and Holland. Holland was edged out from laying their fingers on the cup in 2010. now time has arrived for them to showcase that they deserve it. My humble apologies if my observations have hurt anyone from South America whom I initially tipped to win it.

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Gogo, it’s similar to what I said earlier. If I had to pick a final now it would be Holland-Germany.

    • Gogo Luton 6 years ago

      Yes, you are absolutely right. However, I was only another dimension to your views given that people perceive them same differently. Come on Germany vs Holland finally……..!!!!

    • Gogo Luton 6 years ago

      Sorry Mrfixit, my post should as “Yes, you are absolutely right. However, I was only adding another dimension to your views given that people perceive them same differently. Come on Germany vs Holland finally……..!!!!

  32. Andrew Sword 6 years ago

    Argentina vs Spain 25/1

    • Gogo Luton 6 years ago

      Yes, only if Spain can miraculously survive the Chilean onslaught tonight.

  33. Tommo 6 years ago

    Germany v Italy – 22/1 @ Ladbrokes

    Germany, Holland, Mexico, Italy, France, Bosnia, England and Costa Rica

  34. alva glen 6 years ago

    How have England been good they got beat 2-1 and there is a fair chance they will be oot the morra nite.Belguim aint bad for me lumped on them at h/t .Plus they were playing a team not interested in winning the game.Italy/Germany final for me.

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      alva, we may be Scots and it hurts to say it but England played well, as well as I’ve seen them play in a while. Still have defensive issues and the Rooney problem but they were decent. But that’s just my opinion.

    • alva glen 6 years ago

      Mr.F. of course but the Rooney prob is easily sorted just play him right behind Surridge and drop Wellbck who never kicked a ball for Man.U most of the season.A point I would like to make is Ronaldo has yet to score in WC finals.So maybe a bit harsh on the ROON.

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      alva, that’s what will happen in an unchanged England team.

  35. Duncan Poundcake 6 years ago

    Italy V Germany 22/1 @ ladbrokes

  36. Mr Fixit 6 years ago

    Chriz, sorry too late.

  37. Shaun tanner 6 years ago

    I know the competition has closed not to fussed with that just wanted to agree with those who put Germany v Argentina final

  38. Paul 6 years ago

    France – Germany @40/1Ladbrokes

  39. Borgetti18 6 years ago

    Germany v Argentina. Ladbrokes 7/1

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Borgetti18, the final prediction contest is closed.

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