Before they start playing second games, I’d better tell you my favorites for the other half of the groups:
E. Italy and United States. I know the US probably isn’t going to go on, but a girl can dream, can’t she? It’ll probably be Italy and Czech Republic unless the US pulls off something spectacular today.
F. Australia! Hopefully, they can keep that magic going and move on to the round of 16 with Brazil.
G. France (Frane) and Switzerland. I don’t think Korea would have done as well if Togo hadn’t been playing a man down for half the game.
H. Spain is showing up pretty strong. Tunisia needs to play a solid 90 minute game and I think they’ll go on over Saudi Arabia.
Winning hottest coach right now: Netherlands.