Throughout the history of the World, 24 teams have reached at least on occasion the semifinals. The 20 editions of the World Cup victories have brought the big favorites to the point that they have only eight have come out champions. But nevertheless, not the case with the semifinals where it always has cast some surprise guest that did not count for much.
The best example I live in Japan and Korea 2002 where Koreans and Turks qualified for the first semifinals in its history. In 2006, It was Portugal who qualified for the second time in its history for the semifinals losing to France. Precisely, World Gallo left the appearance of Croatia in the top four. Whether you talk about the football today or first World. There were always surprises.
In 1930, United States reached the semifinals with a team of elected circumstances late. Sixty-four years later, In America, a selection astonished the world: Bulgaria was ranked at the last minute and was about to give the bell to get into the final. The story always holds surprise and such, in 2010, nobody had Holland and Uruguay to qualify for semifinals (despite its history and being two good choices) and they did.
In Brazil, it seems that the capping always appear almost total probability. Costa Rica has gotten into quarterfinals, Colombia is also instance where and who knows if also Algeria. Everything points to that 2014 you can live the presence of a new semi-finalist. It is always covered, or rather, almost always, the surprise guest.
Definitely, far from looking like bad news, It is an indicator of good health Football. this globaliza, It becomes less unpredictable and it all evens giving opportunities to everyone. maybe, that equality makes it the beautiful game and the World a true mass event that nobody wants to miss.