Two-thirds of the way through Round One already!
Once again I must revise my Power Rankings. The new listing:
They're not quite as overpowering as we're used to, but they simply exhude "victory."
Getting by on natural ability.
But I'm waiting for the collapse.
Possibly overrated by me here, but they scored on the Swiss when no one else had in forever.
But how much can we really take from 7 goals against a weak team?
Teams that have become a puzzle:
Germany (awesome in their first game; fizzled out in their second)
Italy (they have the ability, but...)
Spain (are they really that different from past Spanish teams?)
France (we knew this was their year to do poorly-- they only do well on European soil-- but my goodness!)
The African teams (uniformly failing to impress)
Teams that have very much impressed, but aren't quite in the top five: