With just four teams left in the World Cup, our prediction competition has become very interesting.
Of the 17 that put their heads on the chopping block before the tournament started, including local soccer coaches, players, referees and Evening News and Tribune staffers, only six are now in with a shout of having the winner.
The Netherlands’ quarterfinal victory over Brazil shook things up, as eight of the entrants chose the Samba stars as their overall winner.
The six survivors include Christian Academy of Indiana boys’ coach Will Lorigan and Snook, who have gone for Spain and the Netherlands, respectively, to lift the trophy on Sunday.
The other four, I hate to say, are from The Evening News and Tribune. Sports editor Mike Hutsell opted for arguably the team of the tournament thus far, Germany, while Greg Mengelt has gone for the Netherlands.
Daniel Suddeath and “Kick It” both went with Spain, meaning nobody will have the winner if Uruguay overcomes the Dutch and shocks Germany or Spain in the final.