I watched the Brazil v USA game yesterday and saw the amazing Brazilians absolutely annihilate the Americans.
Prior to the tournament, the Americans had been favourites to win; they are ranked number one in the world (how, I have no idea as the Germans are current World and European champions, but that's FIFA's rankings for you) and had not been beaten in 51 games, the reason for being ranked #1?
The Brazilians came to Shanghai on the back of losing to Argentina and most people didn't rate them. How wrong they have all been.
OK, the USA were reduced to ten "men" in the first half and for some reason they had decided to drop their number one goal keeper (rest her? Save her for the Final?) but the magnificent Brazilians played the Yank Burds completely off the park and at times it almost felt like it was the men's team playing.
Final score, 4-0 and I now really fear for the Germans who don't seem to have really started. Perhaps Sunday they may ramp up their game?
Watch the game for yourself when BBC 2 show it live at 12:45, Sunday 30th September; it promises to be a treat.