Will Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho get his desired semi-final line-up at World Cup?

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants a surprise package in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.

The quarter-final line-up of the 2014 World Cup finals is yet to be decided, but Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is already looking ahead to the semi-finals.

The Portuguese boss told Yahoo! that Brazil, Argentina, Germany and the Netherlands will be the favourites to reach the last four, but he wants a surprise package so that the semi-final line-up is ‘not normal’.

There are still two last-16 ties to be played (Argentina v Switzerland and Belgium v USA), so as it stands, there are two ‘not normal’ teams who can break into the last four: Colombia and Costa Rica.

Both Colombia and Costa Rica have a mountain to climb if they want to progress to the semi-finals, though. While the former will take on South American rivals Brazil, the latter will face Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands.

Brazil have not exactly played great football and needed penalties to get the better of Chile in the last 16.

The Netherlands also survived a scare in the round of 16, scoring two late goals to eventually stage a 2-1 comeback victory over Mexico.

However, given how things have gone at the World Cup in Brazil, there is no guarantee that Brazil and the Netherlands will win their respective quarter-final ties.

After all, the Selecao were held by Mexico in the group stage, and Costa Rica were unbeaten against Uruguay, Italy and England.

Anything can happen.

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