45th match : Portugal v/s Brazil
Portugal is unbeaten since very long and this may well end against Brazil. Not "football champagne" for Brazil but they are a strong team who has won the Copa America and Coupe des Confederations under the supervision of Dunga. They are my favourite to lift the World Cup at the end of the tournament.
Portugal Probable Starting XI: Eduardo, Miguel, Carvalho, Alves, Coentrao, Pedro Mendes,
Tiago, Meireles, Ronaldo, Almeida, Simao
Brazil Probable Starting XI: Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Juan, Michel Bastos, Gilberto Silva, Felipe Melo, Julio Baptista, Nilmar, Robinho, Luis Fabiano
My prediction: Portugal 1-2 Brazil
46th match : North Korea v/s Ivory Coast
After their heavy defeat against Portugal, North Korea may well face another such defeat against Drogba's Ivory Coast, as they search goals to qualify with the hope that Brazil beat Portugal with a few goals.
North Korea Probable Starting XI: Myong-Guk, Jong-Hyok, Chol-Jin, Jun-Il, Kwang-Chon, Yun-Nam, In-Guk, Young-Hak, Nam-Chol, Yong-Jo, Tae-Se
Ivory Coast Probable Starting XI: Barry, Demel, Toure, Zokora, Tiene, Y. Toure, Eboue, Tiote, Gervinho, Drogba, Kalou
My prediction: North Korea 0-3 Ivory Coast
47th match : Chile v/s Spain
Impressive Chile may well send Spain home with this match. Watch out for another surprise of the tournament.
Chile Probable Starting XI: Bravo, Medel, Ponce, Jara, Isla, Millar, Valdivia, Vidal, Alexis Sanchez, Suazo, Beausejour
Spain Probable Starting XI: Casillas, Ramos, Pique, Puyol, Capdevilla, Alonso, Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta, Villa, Torres
My prediction: Chile 1-0 Spain
48th match : Switzerland v/s Honduras
Senderos is absent through injury but i cannot see Honduras, who is yet to score a goal in this tournament to score a goal against a very good defense of Switzerland.
Switzerland Probable Starting XI: Benaglio, Lichtsteiner, Von Bergen, Grichting, Ziegler, Barnetta, Inler, Huggel, Fernandes, Frei, Nkufo
Honduras Probable Starting XI: Valladares, Mendoza, Chavez, Figueroa, Izaguirre, Alvarez, Palacios, Guevera, Espinoza, Pavon, Suazo
My prediction: Switzerland 2-0 Honduras