The Knockout Stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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Introduction

The Knockout Stages of the 2014 FIFA World Cup commenced with Game 49, Brazil v Chile on 28 June at the Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte.

Goals Scored

35 goals were scored in 16 games.

Elo Ratings

Eight higher Elo Ratings teams scored the first goal and won (Colombia v Uruguay; France v Nigeria; Germany v Algeria; Argentina v Switzerland; Germany v France; Brazil v Colombia; Argentina v Belgium; Germany v Argentina).

One higher Elo Ratings team scored the first goal and drew 1v1 (Brazil v Chile). The higher ratings team won the penalty shoot out.

Two higher Elo Ratings teams drew 0v0 (Netherlands v Costa Rica; Argentina v Netherlands) and won the penalty shoot out.

Three lower Elo Ratings teams scored the first goal and won (Belgium v USA; Germany v Brazil; Netherlands v Brazil)

One lower Elo Ratings team scored the first goal and drew 1v1 (Costa Rica v Greece). The lower ratings team won the penalty shoot out.

One lower Elo Ratings team scored the first goal and lost (Mexico v Netherlands).

Goals Scored in 15 Minute Blocks

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Penalty Shoot Out

There have been four penalty shoot outs (Match 49, Brazil v Chile; Match 52, Costa Rica v Greece; Match 59, Netherlands v Costa Rica; Match 62, Uruguay v Netherlands).

Photo Credit

Estadio Beira-Rio (Filipe Casthilos, CC BY-ND 2.0)

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