One wouldn’t expect the Socceroos to give the Oranje any trouble. But aside from Robben’s one excellent run – although seriously, if you’re a defender, why are you not committing for fear that Robben might pass off – the Netherlands have shown none of the flair they did against Spain. Australia is not only controlling the ball, Cahill’s volley off a 40-meter across-the-field pass is the goal of the tournament to date. It finishes 3-2, but Australia was more than respectable.
UPDATE: Chile is DESTROYING Spain. It’s 2-0 and the Chilean midfield is running circles around the Spanish players. Shades of France completely failing to defend its crown in 2002.