Group A Comes to A Close.
Germany's 3-0 win over Ecuador made them winners of Group A. Ecuador will move on to the second round as runners up from the group. I got the prediction right that Germany would win the group but I didn't expect Ecuador to make it past the group stages. If their performance in this game is any indication of what we should expect from them in the next round they won't be around too long. Germany came out attacking from the first whistle while Ecuador looked like they were just happy to be moving on to the next round. Two Miroslav Klose goals and another by Lukas Podolski was enough to give the Germans a deserved victory. Germany should feel confident moving on to the next round because of how they've played in the three group matches. With the exception of the two Paolo Wonchope goals the Germans could hardly be faulted for making any errors. They've looked dangerous going forward and have been strong defensively. Their win means that England and Sweden will be battling out to avoid the Germans because the winners get Ecuador who did not look like the team we saw in the first two games. As for the other members of Group A,Poland and Costa Rica (Poland won the match 2-1), thanks for coming. See you in Johannesburg in 2010.