It is Algeria’s first time on the Round of 16 field, while Germany looked like they have been here all their life. In this Knockout Round match, the winner will either make another history for stepping on the quarterfinals, or add their qualification yet again to their team’s growing loist of accomplishments.
Algeria really looks feisty after finishing second in their Group H matches, where they were first perceived as underdogs. Germany, on the other hand, finished strongly at first from the World Cup’s most competitive, the Group G.
In this match between the two very different nations and teams, who will win and who will go home emptyhanded?
Round of 16 Fixtures include the following:
Round of 16 Fixtures:
Date Match Time Venue
June 28 Brazil vs. Chile 12 PM UTC Mineirao
June 28 Colombia vs. Uruguay 4 PM UTC Maracana
June 29 Netherlands vs. Mexico 12 PM UTC Castelao
June 29 Costa Rica vs. Greece 4 PM UTC Pernambuco
June 30 France vs. Nigeria 12 PM UTC Nacional
July 1 Argentina vs. Switzerland 12 PM UTC Sao Paulo
July 1 Belgium vs. USA 4 PM UTC Fonte Nova
On the surface, Algeria really looks like they are just happy to be here for this stage, as it is their first time ever to qualify this far. Their performance so far had be unexpectedly smooth sailing, and their admission to the Round of 16 proves that their fate is not by chance. The question is, can they go further and come out of the World Cup 2014 as favorites?
Germany, on the other hand, is a team that had already won three World Cups. With that record, it looks like they will be the ones coming out of this game as winners. However, I might be talking too soon.