Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

world cup

The Netherlands Become the First WC Pick Everybody Got Right

You might not be ecstatic with how you're doing in our World Cup Pool, but rest assured, this morning, if you filled it out, you earned a couple of points. The Netherlands cruised past Slovakia 2–1 to advance to the quarterfinals, where they will play the winner of this afternoon's Brazil-Chile match, which will almost surely be Brazil. That would set up a terrific Friday morning matchup between two of the tournament favorites ... for the right to play Uruguay or Ghana, amusingly. By the way, the leader of the pool is the entry called Unisex Pants, by someone named J. Fried. He has Brazil winning the whole thing, of course.

0
Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images