The hardest team Germany had played before Italy was Portugal. They scraped a 1 - 0 win in that game. The Netherlands should have been but they were way off form in the tourney. They might have looked pretty passing the ball about against the liked of Greece but I think the Germans were overhyped right from the start.
Wouldn't say Germany was overhyped (though depends on which hype you listen to). They're fun to watch, but they sacrificing winning for more goals.
Actually not surprised Germany lost to Italy, I would've put like 5:4 odds on Italy winning that one, because Germany's style works best against attacking teams.
At least Spain ended this one with a bang, loved their no forwards tactic at the end.
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Yep - but get ready for the official London Olympics thread, coming soon (I spared you a Wimbledon thread, largely due to the fact that Daniela Hantuchova was knocked out early, and it became obvious the ugly steroid junkie would win).