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Play standstill ends for World Cup, Friday quarters kick off

July 04, 2014, 19:44 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The joy of the quarterfinals matches for the football fans will kick off at 1:00 a.m. local time (16:00 UTC) with the match between Germany and France
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France national soccer team player Karim Benzema (C) during a training session of the French national soccer team at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 03 July 2014

France national soccer team player Karim Benzema (C) during a training session of the French national soccer team at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 03 July 2014

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MOSCOW, July 04. /ITAR-TASS/. With less than two weeks remaining of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the South American football nation is on the alert tonight (Friday) for the first pair of the championship quarterfinal deciders.

Brazil, which longed to host the World Cup since 1950, sunk into a two-day moderate pace of life after the final matches of the Last 16 on Tuesday. The current global world championship has already delivered a great bunch of surprises and the quarterfinal stage boasts two fascinating pairs of competitors that represent the elite of world’s football powers.

Infographics World Cup 2014: Maracana Stadium World Cup 2014: Maracana Stadium
World Cup 2014: Maracana Stadium. Infographics by ITAR-TASS
The joy of the quarterfinals matches for the football fans will kick off at 1:00 a.m. local time (16:00 UTC) with the match between Germany and France to be held at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium.

The two European rivals have a history of 25 matches played against each other and besides the six draws the French team enjoys a little advantage of 11 wins against Germany’s eight. The record of scored goals, however, is almost equal standing at 41 in favor of France and 42 for Germany.

No matter how beautiful the match between France and Germany would be, Brazil is totally absorbed anticipating the 5:00 p.m. match local time (20:00 GMT) at the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, where hosts are taking on restless team Colombia.

The World Cup’s quarterfinals feast will continue for football lovers on Saturday, when Brazil’s neighbors Argentina would take on the ‘Red Devils’ from Belgium at the Nacional stadium in the country’s capital of Brazil. They have a face-off history of only four games with Argentinians scoring a total of 10 goals and winning three games against Belgium’s four and one respectively.

Tournament’s so-called ‘black horses’ Costa Rica, which knocked out of the race for the world’s title such football moguls as England and Italy, will play for the first time ever against the Dutch squad on Saturday night at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. The match kicks off at 5:00 p.m. local time (20:00 GMT).

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