45 minutes until kick-off!
Loew's been excellent, not just for making the right decisions, but for having the courage to repair the wrong ones. Lahm is much more useful at rightback.
Zach, good call. With James Rodriguez firing on all cylinders, I think it's their tournament for the taking.
Vlaar is a massive thing, Union. Massive.
It was more than just a bad corner though, wasn't it, Del Hassan? It was THE WORST CORNER OF ALL TIME BY ANY HUMAN BEING SINCE MANKIND FIRST BEGAN TO KICK STUFF FOR FUN.
Iain's right about Joachim Low - it takes a strong coach to realise when they've made an error, and his swap of Lahm into the defence was a top call. Scolari is indeed a top coach, but showed his weaknesses when send Brazil out in the same manager against the Dutch. Champions adapt.
Jeff, I'll never forget Akinfeev's moment. I had a mouthful of tea at the time. It didn't stay in my mouth.
Jim just won The Bootroom. That's epic punnery.
Arthur, it made no difference for Brazil, so I'll assume that Germany will be just fine. If anything, the majority of the Brazilians in the crowd will be backing Low's team, so they may well have the home edge.
Gunner99, welcome! I'm going 3-1 Germany.
I'm saying 1-0 Argentina because Germany are the better team and football is weird.
Kamau, guess who else took a squad with entirely home-based players?