Who to Root For in World Cup Now That USA Is Out

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Belgium -- If You're Really a Spy

PHOTO: Belgian players celebrate their victory after the World Cup match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.
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PHOTO: Belgian players celebrate their victory after the World Cup match between Belgium and the USA at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil on July 1, 2014.

This is the team that knocked the U.S. out of the tournament. So if you're feeling particularly unpatriotic, root for Belgium.

Or, maybe you just really like waffles.

France -- If You Like to Gamble

PHOTO: Paul Pogba of France celebrates scoring his teams first goal with his teammates Antoine Griezmann and Blaise Matuidi during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.
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PHOTO: Paul Pogba of France celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his teammates Antoine Griezmann and Blaise Matuidi during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

France is a wildcard at this point in the tournament. Some critics say there's no way the team can beat Germany on Friday, while others are betting it all on France, claiming striker Karim Benzema will lead the team to a win. Ready to roll the dice? Go with France.

Colombia -- If You're Really, Really Optimistic

PHOTO: Cristian Zapata of Colombia Celebrates after defeating Uruguay 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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PHOTO: Cristian Zapata of Colombia Celebrates after defeating Uruguay 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match at Maracana on June 28, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

This team plays Brazil -- on Brazil's home turf -- on Friday. So ... good luck with that.

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