There are just four teams left. The semifinals start tomorrow at noon, PT in Dortmund as Germany takes on Italy. The other semifinal between France and Portugal is Wednesday at noon, PT in Munich.
Background on the the nations left.
1. Germany, population estimated at 82 million people. Winner of three World Cups (1958, 1974, and 1990). Loser of two World Wars (Numbers I and II). Team is coached by Jurgen Klinsmann and country is run by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
2. Italy, population estimated at 58 million people. Winner of three World Cups (1934, 1938, and 1982). Split two World Wars (won Number I, lost Number II). Team is coached by Marcello Lippi and the country is run by Prime Minister Romano Prodi.
3. France, population estimated at 60 million. Winner of one World Cup (1998). Split two World Wars (won Number I, lost in Number II). Team is coached by Raymond Domenech and country is run by President Jacques Chirac along with Premier Dominique De Villepin.
4. Portugal, population estimated at 10 million. Winner of no World Cups and sat out both World Wars of the 20th Century. Team is coached by Luis Felipe Scolari and country is led by Prime Minister Jose Socrates.
Match these present day countries with their former colonial overlords listed above: