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The Cup Running Over


June 14, 2010 1:08 AM

Is Germany Really This Good or Australia Really This Bad?

Who predicted a tight, defensive game? This was as comprehensive a victory as you'll see in the group stage, with Germany running riot over a disorganized Australia. Even before Tim Cahill's red card, Germany ran the show. But how good a side is it? Although the team today looked irresistible, with Mesut Ozil pulling the strings of a terrifyingly fluid, creative German attack, it remains to be seen if this is truly a world-class side or if Australia has simply crumbled since mastermind Guus Hiddink's departure. Their next matches should give us a better idea.

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