For the better part of the last 25 days, the World Cup has taken us on a roller coaster of the highest highs and the lowest lows that football is capable of producing. And now, after five of the eight Round of 16 matches needed extra time, and in some cases penalties, to decide a winner, and all four quarterfinal matches produced scorelines decided by a margin of one goal or less, we are down to our final four teams in Brazil. Hosts Brazil will face Germany in Belo Horizante on Tuesday, while the Netherlands and Argentina will do battle in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, with two spots in Rio on July 13 up for grabs. The quarterfinals produced great drama and quality, with Higuain coming alive to power Argentina past Belgium, and David Luiz scoring a goal of the highest quality to see off James Rodriguez and Colombia. Germany were efficient in their fending off of France after scoring the opener, and Costa Rica and the Netherlands needed penalties to decide the final spot in the semis. There was also a special goal or two from other corners of the world, as we're reminded that there is indeed life outside of Brazil. From Julian Green's volley in Salvador to Wesley Sneijder's late equalizer in Fortaleza, get caught up on all the action with The Best Golazos and Skill Moves of the Week.
Written by Adam Silvers (@silversurfer103)