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World Cup Knockout Stage: The 16 Teams that Qualified; Final Standings & Results; Top Scorers

World Cup 2014: The teams that Quilified for the Knockout Stage
See the 16 qualified teams for the 2014 World Cup knockout stages (second stage) and their final statistics: group results and standings, top scorers, goals, points.

After two weeks of constant football, the 20th World Cup group stage has come to an end. A number of surprises took place notably with the elimination of the last two world champions, 2006 winner Italy and 2010 Spain. Out of the group of death (Group D), England failed to make it through, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal from Group G. In place of them, surprise Group C leader Costa Rica and 2nd placed Algeria from Group H. The Netherlands, Argentina, Belgium and Colombia swamped through their groups with 3 wins each, while the first lead the best offense with 10 goals. Mexico from group A, stunned with their defensive skills conceding just 1 goal while Switzerland conceded a total of 6 goals making them the worst defensive team of the final 16. Greece had the worst goal differential with -2 and Colombia the best with +7. Algeria and Greece make the knockout stage for the first time.
(in Bold the teams that qualified)

Group A

  1. Brazil       7 (7-2)
  2. Mexico    7 (4-1)
  3. Croatia      3 (6-6)
  4. Cameron  0(1-9)

Group B

  1. Netherlands 9 (10-3)
  2. Chile              6 (5-3)
  3. Spain             3 (4-7)
  4. Australia      0 (3-9)

Group C

  1. Colombia     9 (9-2)
  2. Greece           4(2-4)
  3. Ivory Coast   3(4-5)
  4. Japan            1(2-6)

Group D

  1. Costa Rica  7(4-1)
  2. Uruguay      6(4-4)
  3. Italy              3(2-3)
  4. England      1(2-4)

Group E

  1. France          7(8-2)
  2. Switzerland 6(7-6)
  3. Ecuador        4(3-3)
  4. Honduras    0(1-8)

Group F

  1. Argentina 9 (6-3)
  2. Nigeria      4 (3-3)
  3. Bosnia       3 (4-4)
  4. Iran            1 (1-4)

Group G

  1. Germany   7(7-2)
  2. USA            4(4-4)
  3. Portugal    4(4-7)
  4. Ghana        1(4-6)

Group H

  1. Belgium   9(4-1)
  2. Algeria     4(6-5)
  3. Russia        2(2-3)
  4. S.Korea      1(3-6)

See the teams that Quilified for the Knockout Stage of the 2014 World CupTOP SCORERS
Lionel Messi of Argentina and James Rodriguez of Colombia are the sole players that have scored in all 3 games of their respective groups. Thomas Muller and Xherdan Shaqiri, scored the only 2 hat tricks (3 goals in one game) of the tournament
4 goals
Lionel Messi (Argentina), Neymar (Brazil), Thomas Muller (Germany)
3 goals 
Karim Benzema (France), Arjen Robben (Netherlands), James Rodriguez (Colombia), Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland), Enner Valencia (Ecuador), Robin Van Persie (Netherlands)
Brazil vs Chile
Netherlands vs Mexico

Colombia vs Uruguay
Costa Rica vs Greece

Argentina vs Switzerland
France vs Nigeria

Germany vs Algeria
Belgium vs USA

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