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NUMBER OF THE DAY, PART I

Published Jun. 30, 2010

7 Teams out of eight in the quarterfinals that won their groups (Uruguay, A; Argentina, B; Germany, D; Netherlands, E; Paraguay, F; Brazil, G; Spain, H). The only quarterfinalist not to win its group? Ghana, which knocked out the Group C winner in the second round. Yep, that would be the United States.

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Number of the day, part II

4 South American teams in the quarterfinals, marking the most ever. And the first South American semifinal sweep could unfold if Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay all win their quarterfinals.