Today’s World Cup games preview – Brazil and the Netherlands prepare to play out their date with destiny

And then there were eight. The finest teams in the world will become four over the next two days with two heavyweights headlining the top half of the draw. Brazil and Netherlands, may in theory produce an end-to-end attacking master class, but given their unwillingness to open up thus far in the competition, we could be set for a cagey encounter. The late game pits Uruguay, the last team to qualify for these finals, paired with Ghana, whose plucky run to the last-8 of the World Cup has seen the whole of Africa get behind them.

3.00pm –Port Elizabeth Stadium, Nelson Mandela Bay

While flair and free flowing attacking football are terms you’re most likely to hear when talking about Netherlands or Brazilian football teams, this World Cup has seen nothing but attritional displays from these two formally defensively na


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