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30 June 2014

The World Cup round of 16 continues tonight after a dramatic weekend in the tournament.

Brazil kicked off the knock-out stages with a penalty shoot-out against Chile on Saturday, before Colombia knocked out Uruguay who were without Luis Suarez. 


Sunday’s games continued to live up to expectation, with a late equaliser and stoppage time penalty securing the win for Netherlands against Mexico. 


The later game provided a second penalty shoot-out of the weekend, when Greece scored in the 91st minute against Costa Rica to take it to extra time before penalties were needed.  


Costa Rica continued their surprise form in the tournament after winning Group D, they went on to win 5-4 on penalties to set up a quarter-final tie with the Dutch.


Tonight is the turn of France, Nigeria, Germany and Algeria to fight for their place in the final eight. 


France take on Nigeria at 5pm, with the French the favourites at 4/9 with Sky Bet, Nigeria are at 7/1 to win in 90 minutes. 


With two of the four last 16 games already going to penalties, you can get a price of 15/2 for either team to win on penalties. 


Karim Benzema is France’s top scorer so far in the tournament with three goals and is 3/1 to score again tonight. 


In the later game, Germany take on Algeria and the Germans are currently 30/100 to win tonight’s match with Algeria at 10/1. The Germans have only once failed to reach the last eight in their previous 17 World Cup appearances and will be hoping that doesn't change later tonight. 


These two sides have faced each other in the World Cup in the past, back in 1982, when Algeria came out 2-1 winners. It is 25/1 with Sky Bet for a repeat of that result this time around. 


Thomas Muller has scored four for Joachim Loew’s side, joint second highest in the tournament along with Lionel Messi and Neymar. For him to score again tonight, he is 11/4 to score first and just 3/1 to get a brace. 


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