Just casting an eye over the fabulously fun football fiesta that’s happening in that new country, Austria’n’Switzerland, and noting the shock defeat of Germany this afternoon of the marvellously skillful and doughty Croatia – who let’s not forget are the reason why England are not in the European Cup this time around.
This really was a good game of pace and skill, and with a splendid surprise at the end of it, the favourites defeated, not too nasty with the last minute exception of a red card for a push which was followed by some excessive dramatics produced for the referee’s benefit – really not cricket.
Germany are talented and strong and will probably go through, but they have taken a serious knock. This will give hope to Portugal and Holland who are both in form – good news for sports fans everywhere. Much as I admire Germany the nation, the better team won. At the end of the day, it was a result which set the cat among the punditry pigeons. Feathers flapping, it has set the tournament alight.