You can stick a fork in Algeria and Australia.
Serbia has to have a significant result against Australia to have any hope of moving on, scoring a significant number of goals and not surrendering any. They have to hope they can at least tie the Germans. Neither is likely to happen. The schedule does not favor Serbia as they play Germany next and the Germans will want to put things away. I picked Germany and Ghana to go through and I still believe it now more than ever.
Slovenia did not impress me. I saw little creativity, precious little offense in the first half and not a lot of cohesion in the midfield. A stat courtesy of ESPN: 19 crosses not one of which connected.
Memo to Radomir Antic: Nikola Zigic is not the answer; he’s the question. No is the answer.
Bonehead handballs by professional players for Algeria and Serbia. It boggles the mind, especially Ghezzal’s for Algeria. Dying to see who’s going to be among their attackers against England.
If the Ghana and Germany contest means anything significant to either team at that stage, that will be a memorable game.
Tim Cahill was treated a bit harshly. Wonder if that will send a message.