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Argentina vs Germany – teams announced

No changes for either team as Messi and Maradona plot Lahm and co's downfall

Argentina vs Germany – expect a goal glut as rivalry is resumed

Freescoring forwards and dodgy defenders could mean a high-octane humdinger

Paraguay vs Spain – Spain hot favourites to progress

Paraguay would need to pull out a shock in excess of Dutch proportions

Germany profile – firepower could compensate for frail defence

Attacking options paper over defensive cracks ahead of Argentina tie

Spain profile – Iniesta the clock that keeps La Roja ticking

Midfield maestro is back to his best after injury and can unlock Paraguay's defence

Uruguay vs Ghana – Tabarez hoping to stifle Black Stars

Both Tabarez and Rajevac will approach quarter-final with caution

Holland vs Brazil – teams announced

Brazil recall Melo as Holland are unchanged for huge quarter-final

Will Ghana provide the traditional World Cup Quarter Final upset?

Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Spain are the favourites, but history might beg to differ

Dutch victory could spark huge profits from Fantastic Fourfolds

Special markets offer plenty of value on wins for Holland and Germany

Daily doubles offer top value on Robinho and Suarez to strike

Backing South American strikers could reap huge quarter-final rewards

Uruguay vs Ghana – Forlan and Suarez plot Black Stars’ plight

Without Mensah, Ghana could fall short against mighty Uruguay strikers

Holland vs Brazil – Oranjes to be unlucky again

Fans expecting a footballing feast could be disappointed by a tactical battle

Knowing the referees should give you upperhand

By analysing their track records for brandishing cards, referees' reactions can be predicted

Goals could flow for Spain and Uruguay at high altitude

Johannesburg stadia statistically highest-scoring quarter-final venues

Paraguay profile – goals absent but defence near unbreakable

With four top strikers it's surprising that Paraguay have only bagged three times so far

Argentina profile – unsung heroes give Maradona the edge

Much depends on Mascherano as Argentina take on Germany for semi-final berth

Expect the beast that is penalties to bear its lethal fangs in quarters

There has been at least one shootout at this stage since 1986

Brazil win and Uruguay draw could be the daily specials to back

Recent form suggests Brazil-Holland and Uruguay-Ghana will be low-scoring

It pays to know how the Golden Ball is awarded

History shows that losing finalists provide more Best Player winners than you might think

Injuries disrupt Brazil and Uruguay quarter-final preparations

Uruguay lose Godin, while Alves will deputise for Brazil's injured Elano

Last chance to get some value out of winners market

With Argentina meeting Germany on Saturday, both are available to win the cup at tempting prices

Brazil profile – Dunga’s men favourites for more than one reason

Strong at the back, classy in midfield and selectively devastating up front - Brazil have it all

Uruguay profile – mean defence and potent poachers a deadly mix

Star strikers Suarez and Forlan will be backed up by formidable defence against Ghana

Holland profile – Oranjes have depth for fruitful campaign

Peel away the first team layer and you find youthful, high quality back-up

Ghana profile – solid foundations can pave the way for progress

Ghana's impressive defensive form could see them edge Uruguay in quarter-finals

Uruguay dare to dream of winning third World Cup

Uruguay look beyond Ghana in last eight and target final glory

Holland inspired by Total Football tradition in bid to beat Brazil

Dutch hope to repeat their 1974 win over Brazil in crunch last eight tie

Ghana bidding to rewrite history with a win against Uruguay

Black Stars can become first African team to reach semi-finals

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