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Quarterfinals: Can Brazil be stopped?

Updated: July 2, 2010, 11:05 AM ET

Posted by Nate Silver

A quick look at how the Soccer Power Index projects the quarterfinals:

Brazil (61.4 percent) over Netherlands (38.6 percent). It must be unnerving for Brazil's opponents to know that, while the Brazilians played a couple halves of middling-quality football early in the tournament, they have a second and even a third gear when they really need it -- the last time Brazil lost a match against a team currently ranked in the SPI top 10 was in a 2007 friendly ...

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