Stack 'em up, folks. It is now time for single elimination World Cuppage. Here's my bracket, and I predict a wildly incestuous result:
Sweeden ---------- Germany vs.
Mexico ---------- Mexico --------- Germany
Ecuador ---------- Ecuador vs.
Netherlands ------ Netherlands ------ Netherlands
Australia -------- Australia vs.
Ukraine -------- Switzerland ------ Switzerland
Ghana ----------- Ghana vs.
France ---------- Spain ---------- Spain
With Brazil and Argentina eliminated, you come down to four nations of the olde world who all may be playing at similar levels once the dust settles. Then there is the re-bracket.
Germany vs. Switzerland
Netherlands vs. Spain
The Germans and the Spaniards's experience and stamina garnered from their respective home leagues will put these two over the top in to-the-wire and penalty kick matches.
That means third place will be decided: Switzerland vs. the Netherlands
The Swiss take this one back to the Alps
And El Final for all the glory will be Germany vs Spain, in what might touch off a major European war, and what will set EU negotiations back at least three years.
I just don't see Germany loosing this one on their home turf. You thought France's celebrations were big back in 1998? You ain't seen nothin,' baby.