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I was pretty happy when I realized that the US did better than Spain, Italy, and England... Then I realized that Bosnia, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Greece, and a list of others have all done better than Spain, Italy, and England...
The USA are a good team. They usually qualify for the WC and once there they outplay their talent level. I hope they do well, and they have a good chance of beating Belgium who have flattered to deceive so far.
Brazil were lucky Chile started playing for the draw at about the 70 minute mark
Very surprised to see the Netherlands taking up the rear there, as they are obviously the best team left in the tournament (although they have had fairly easy opposition so far )
I enjoyed the Costa Rica game last night, and kudos to Van Gaal. On purely an entertainment level I hope they win (unless they turn into that team of foulers from the last final they were in of course).
Who else witnessed the complete annihilation of the national team of Brazil yesterday? I wasn't sure if I was having some kind of weird dream I haven't woken up from. I am supporting the German team this world cup so I'm happy that they beat Brazil, but the way this game was going... that was not a match, that was an execution...
Well, not much happened during the game though... I was going back to do some practice laps in Assetto Corsa occasionally, feel I didn't miss much. Messi didn't shine, Holland played as if they are waiting for the penalties, but no Krul this time and they got kicked out.
I was not expecting Argentina to reach the final. Then again, it's usually the underwhelming looking teams that get the furthest. If Löw is not doing something weird tactics-wise this final should be for Bayern München to take. I mean for Germany to take. They know how to play as team, which makes them more resilient. Argentina stands and falls with Messi. Take out any individual in the German team, they still play brilliant. Take out Messi, the rest of the team would falter.
To paraphrase from the movie Patton I saw recently on Netflix: "This whole individuality stuff is a whole load of horsedung."