World Cup 2014: Lawro's predictions - semi-finals

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is predicting the outcome of every game at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

Lawro chose the correct winner in three of the four quarter-finals, wrongly backing Belgium to knock out Argentina, who were his pre-tournament pick to win the final on 13 July.

He picked the correct winner in each of the eight last-16 ties and enjoyed a 50% success record in the group stage, correctly guessing the outcome of 24 of the 48 games.

The only group he failed to get a single correct result in was Group D, which was surprisingly won by Costa Rica as England finished bottom.

Before the tournament, Lawro chose 11 out of the 16 teams that went through to the first knockout stage.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.


GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Tuesday, 8 July
Brazil v Germany1-71-0
Wednesday, 9 July
Netherlands v Argentina0-0 (2-4 on penalties)1-2

Tuesday, 8 July

Brazil 1-7 Germany

Lawro's prediction: 1-0

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Wednesday, 9 July

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (Argentina win 4-2 on penalties)

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

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GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Friday, 4 July
France v Germany0-10-2
Brazil v Colombia2-12-0
Saturday, 5 July
Argentina v Belgium1-00-2
Netherlands v Costa Rica0-0 (4-3 pens)2-0


GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Saturday, 28 June
Brazil v Chile1-1 (3-2 pens)2-0
Colombia v Uruguay2-02-1
Sunday, 29 June
Netherlands v Mexico2-11-0
Costa Rica v Greece1-1 (5-3 pens)2-0
Monday, 30 June
France v Nigeria2-02-1
Germany v Algeria2-1 (aet)2-0
Tuesday, 1 July
Argentina v Switzerland1-0 (aet)2-0
Belgium v United States2-1 (aet)1-1*
* Belgium to win on penalties

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