France vs Nigeria
France come in to this game having pretty much had their way with every team they've played. France are the strongest team I have seen so far. They have the most depth and are all around solid. Nigeria seem to have peaked against Canada and have looked less impressive since them. Allowing 6 goals against Hungary does not look good on a resume. Not saying they don't have a chance to win but where France has depth Nigeria does not. Ultimately I believe France will expose some of Nigeria's weaknesses, specifically in the back. 4-1 France.
Afghanistan vs Serbia
I still don't exactly comprehend how Serbia made it into this position. Except for Darko scoring some goals I really haven't seen a lot that has impressed me from them. Really if they are in a different pool they are not in the knockout stages. Afghanistan on the other hand have come out of a very tough Group B. Afghan look solid through their U of S midfield as well as their very solid goalkeeping from Diakiw. I would say Afghans one weakness is they are very reliant on Josip scoring if he can be shut down they may be in trouble. However, I don't see Serbia being able to do this. 5-2 Afghan.
Jamaica vs ROI
It is widely rumoured that I will throw this game so I should be able to tell you exactly how this will play out. Jamaica doesn't have a lot of depth. They have relied heavily on Mike and Dave to score most their goals and that will be tough to do against ROI. They will need some other players to step up. Defensively though Jamaica has been much stronger than even I expected. ROI will counter Dave and Mike with Dwayne and S Pat. That is going to make Mike and Dave job much, much tougher than it has been so far. ROI has enough fire power to score with any team it's just a matter of whether their keeper can make some saves. I think he will be able too. ROI 4-3. Lee doesn't get spanked.
Poland vs Sudan
This is the game that I am most excited for. After getting blown out by France, Sudan have looked much more like the team that won the tournament last year. Most if not all of their top players have returned and they looked poised to make another run. Coming into this tournament I predicted that Poland would have trouble scoring goals. They have. What I didn't count on was how well they have played defensively. They have worked as solidly as a unit as any team in the tournament and Michal has stood on his head. This one is tough for me to call as Poland keep proving me wrong and Sudan have looked like monsters since the 1st game. This really is tough.... ummmmm....... 2-1 Sudan... no Poland.... no Sudan. Geez....