Germany have looked a decent side and could have won all three matches had Klose not been sent off. Oezil has to be the revelation of the tournament. His movement and technique have really come to the fore and one of the big boys will surely try to pry him from Werder Bremen. I see the Germans dispatching of England and moving on. I really thought they would struggle but now have a chance to meet Argentina in the quarters again.
Ghana have been tough. Got a little lucky against Serbia; should have done more against Australia; really didn’t do too much against Germany. They made the round of 16 again and will fancy their chances against the US. Should they win, they would have every chance of making the semis.
Who would have though that Australia would have turned it around after getting thrashed by Germany? They hung on against Ghana to give themselves something to play for in the last game. A great result against Serbia but they weren’t able to overcome their dire goal differential. Big ups for making a go of it and nearly coming all the way back.
Serbia. What can I say? I took them as dark horses and got crushed. Once they lost the opener to Ghana, I knew I was in trouble, but they got a life line against Germany. A terrible performance against Australia sent them crashing out, bottom of the group. They will have a lot of players back for Euro 2012 and WC 2014 so I expect them to make a big impact.