Quarterfinals went much like I expected, except Laos beat Germany. In any case, that game was very good, and it was always going to come down to whoever could get the last good chance on goal.
Ireland vs. France- France didn't look as good as they've looked throughout the group stage. Against Laos, they looked phenomenal. I would have taken France if you'd said they were playing Ireland after the Laos game. However, after the Norway game, I'm not sure if France can do it. They'll need to be perfect to beat a strong Ireland team. France matches up well with Ireland, but not well enough. Ireland should win, 3-1.
Laos vs. Canada- Laos is coming off a tough win against a good Germany team. Canada is finally coming together, and will not be an easy victory for Laos either. I see Laos looking past Canada to Ireland, and not quite showing up for the semi-final. Laos is favored, but I think Canada can pull off the upset. Canada 4-3.