Now down to eight squads, which countries will advance to the World Cup semifinals? Our experts weigh in:
Which team will win: France or Germany?
Our experts are split down the middle on this matchup filled with World Cup history.
7 -- France
7 -- Germany
Which team will win: Brazil or Colombia?
Our panel gives the slight edge to host Brazil, but James Rodriguez's great tournament has turned some into Colombia believers.
8 -- Brazil
6 -- Colombia
Which team will win: Argentina or Belgium?
All Messi, all the time, but a few of our experts say Belgium may be peaking at the right time.
10 -- Argentina
4 -- Belgium
Which team will win: Netherlands or Costa Rica?
Our panel says Costa Rica's dream run ends here.
14 -- Netherlands (unanimous pick)
0 -- Costa Rica
ESPN FC experts: Who voted?
A list of our ESPN FC voting panel:
- Roger Bennett
- John Brewin
- Jeff Carlisle
- Michael Cox
- Miguel Delaney
- Fernando Duarte
- Raphael Honigstein
- James Horncastle
- Richard Jolly
- Iain Macintosh
- Gabriele Marcotti
- Doug McIntyre
- Andy Mitten
- Kevin Palmer