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In shock reversal of first-round fortunes, unsteady Germans lose to unpredictable Serbs

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    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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Superior Mexicans hand a comprehensive lesson to miserable French

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Greeks outsmart, outfight Nigeria, earn their first-ever World Cup victory

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Bafana Bafana’s heart breaks in the cold Pretoria night

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Portugal and Ivory Coast produce, wait for it, another draw

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Germany wipes out Australia in a most emphatic manner

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Ghana defeats faintly suicidal Serbia, earns first African victory

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