Diego Maraotter: I'm hating Brazil right now

Last updated 14:25 09/07/2014
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If winning is a habit then Diego Maraotter is nearly stuffed. He's down to the last chance saloon, the final roll of the dice... insert more cliches as you will.

Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil leaves him trailing writer Tony Smith 10-9 in our World Cup picks competition and tied with Sam Worthington.

With two big matches left, Maraotter desperately needs the Netherlands to beat Argentina in tomorrow's semi-final.

"I hate Brazil - the team - right now. I don't really know where to start...

"As Vince Lombardi said: 'Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is'. They had nothing. I want to win and I'm going to win tomorrow."

Smith said it was going to get messy, very Lionel Messi, for the Dutch tomorrow, especially given how much they relied on Arjen Robben.

Worthington said Messi would confirm himself as the world's best player in the match and give Argentina the edge.

Maraotter will be hoping otherwise.

Picks

Smith, Argentina

Worthington, Argentina

Maraotter, Netherlands

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