I don't know if Argentina stood any chance against Germany even if the initial goal had not happened, but Brazil could have done better if the lapse by defender and goalie had not happened. If they had won against Holland, I am sure all the critics would have praised Dunga, at least till the next match. If Ghana had scored through the penalty in the injury time of the extra time, writers across the world would have been busy praising the "Arrival of Africa". At the round of 16 stage, everyone was busy finding the reason for Latin America's ascent in this cup, they are now busy praising Europe's domination. I would just love to see Uruguay win against Holland just to read some nice articles from experts, though Uruguay in final wont make an exciting one.
Like stock market, football is also very much unpredictable. Experts need to tell something to stay as experts. I will keep reading their artices for their wonderful language but giving them as much respect as I would give a stock market expert.