Arriving at the gym today to lazily pedal the exercise bike while watching Ghana-Germany and Australia-Serbia at the same time, I was greeted to the slammin' sax riff that opens Men at Work's 1981 gem, "Who Can It Be Now." I knew then that it was going to to be a good day for Australia -- and, by extension, Ghana. Before we continue, pause to dig that funky brass:
To advance today, and keep a continent's worth of dreams still desperately alive, Ghana needed one of two things: either a result against Germany, or help from the Socceroos. Even though they played decently against the appropriately black-clad Teutons (they should always wear black), I figured their best chance was with a strong day by the Aussies. They got it, and Africa lives on into the knockout round.