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Twenty-four teams have gone and only eight remain in the battle to win the World Cup.Tournament odds: 3-1 FavoritesHosts Brazil have failed to convince in their four matches so far. Concerns have been raised about the form of striker Fred, midfielder Paulinho and their defensive frailties down the fullback channels, while the coaching staff have acknowledged the squad is feeling the pressure of an expectant nation demanding a sixth World Cup and its first on home soil. Tournament odds: 12-1Columbia are arguably the form team of this year's tournament, boasting four wins from four matches and the tournament's top scorer in James Rodriguez.Karim Benzema notched three goals in his first two games but misfired in the 0-0 draw with Ecuador and was off form in the 2-0 last-16 win over Nigeria.Tournament odds: 5-1The Dutch blew the tournament wide open by humbling defending champions Spain 5-1 in their Group B opener with Robben and Van Persie bagging doubles.Tournament odds: 3-1Four wins and four goals for Lionel Messi have Argentina well en route to a first World Cup triumph since 1986, but the statistics mask the struggles they have had so far.However, with a brilliant goalkeeper in Thibaut Courtois behind a strong back line, more often than not a single goal is all that's needed to win games.
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