I thought the referee was over teh top to sent the Australian player off. As for the Germany team playing, I was supprised about their good play because it is a young team which never played at that level. However, after the afrtermath of the last game with England I would like to emphasize that I am truly sorry that the players didn't come up to their full professionalism which they have. I personally think that that the second game should have been won if they amde an effort. I have a feeling that their was ore going on than met the eyes, in the background. If they won that game they wouldn't come up against the German team. Also John Terry has a lot to answer for with causing all that trouble. It must have upset the team spirit and that is what counts. To use this moment to have one back on Capello because he wasn't captain anymore was disgusting. In my mind that was what it was. He tried to prove that he is and can be a captain by dislodging Capello. I read in the paper written by somebody who has been there that three or four players ignored Capello's instructions from the touchline. He didn't name the players.
I wish your team would learn from other even bigger team, they play as a team and not individual prima donnas. When they push forward there is always three players across the goal, one on the left, one on the right and one in the middle, which gives one of them a chance to put it in. The World cup is the hardest competition of football and it only comes round every four years. It has to be taken seriously, and as a team, if you want to get through.
Mind you, after having said all that clever stuff, then there is nothing bu luck. Who would have though that France and Italy would have lost in the first round, so to speak?