Meanwhile, the Dutch continued their gritty progress through inferior opponents. They seem bent on doing it with an absolute minimum of flair, too, although Sneijder's long ball to Robben, and Robben's finish were five seconds of pure glory.
And on we go:
* Don't stop betting against South America. Chile was the first of five South American nations eliminated from this event, but the loss, of course, came against another continental foe. For the tournament, South America is now a combined 14-2-3, with 30 goals scored and 12 allowed.
* Brutal video footage of England coach Fabio Capello ranting at his players and then humiliating assistant Stuart Pearce on the sideline during the game against Slovenia.
* Looking ahead to tomorrow's Spain-Portgual clash -- don't worry, a full preview will appear before the live-blog -- the Guardian wonders if Fernando Torres is becoming the next Emile Heskey. But not in a bad way? Yikes.