What a thrill to watch that team when they are playing well--like a team.
But my hat is off to Pavel Medved of the Czech Republic, who left everything on the pitch today, playing with seemingly endless energy, even when the rest of his team was flagging, having played the entire second half down a man and down a goal (and then down another goal).
Sorry to see that the USA is out, but I use "see" in only the loosest sense, having only seen the last few minutes of each half of that game, what I could see after time was up in each half of the Italy v. Czech Republic game. But really, you have to be happy for Ghana, with their surprising move into the Round of 16.
OK, now I can actually get some work done.