It looks like all atleast 8 of the 10 "contenders"-Germany, England, Netherlands, Argentina, Portugal, Czechs, Italy, Brazil, France, and Spain will make the second round. The ones in danger are France in their pool G, and one of the Czechs or Italy being knocked out of pool E. Personaly I think the Czechs will beat Italy in a close game, and the U.S will beat Ghana but not by enough, and the Czechs and Italy will move on. As for the France pool I think Switzerland will beat South Korea, and France will beat Toga in their final round robin game to move on as the Group G #2 seed, Switzerland as the #1 seed.
Looking further ahead, I think Germany will have no problem vs Sweden in the the round of 16, and England no trouble with Ecaudor. Those two have had smooth paths so far and it will continue until the quarters, which is where their tournaments will really start. I see Argentina winning their final pool game vs a somewhat sluggish Dutch team. I see Portugal beating Mexico and winning their pool, but keeping it close enough to move on over Angola. I see Argentina having no problem with Mexico in the semis. I see the Dutch-Portugal round of 16 as a really tough call though, I think the Dutch will get an eye opener vs Argentina, even if they only lose by 1 goal they will be sufficiently outplayed, to take their game up another level for the elimination rounds. So Portugal-Netherlands could go either way.
I see the Czechs winning their group by beating Italy in their final game like I said, and I see them advancing comfortably over either Australia or Croatia. Their bad game vs Ghana was just a blip, I see them getting back together and being very dangerous. If Italy comes out of that pool in second, I see Brazil having no problem with them. Italy, like France, seems to be a fast declining superpower. If the Swiss win Group G, as I predict they will, I see them winning over probably Ukraine in the next round. I see Spain definitely beating France as well, France definitely look like a declining superpower, it has been showing signs for a few years, and it certainly is showing here.
Looking further ahead a Spain vs Brazil quarterfinal is very enticing. I could see an upset there. Spain is like Portugal, a country people wait on to make the big breakthrough. Portugal finaly did at the 2004 Euro Cup, before the loss in the final to that events Cinderella, Greece. I could see Spain making their breakthrough here perhaps the way they look so far, and Brazil is vurnerable enough for an upset to happen there.