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Heading to the World Cup semifinals

Updated: July 12, 2011, 7:12 PM ET
By Jaime Lowe

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany -- It's been quite a ride so far in Germany. Players supposedly hit by lightning. Controversies, huge upsets and one of the most memorable comebacks in all of soccer. Now we face a semifinal round with the U.S. but without Brazil and Germany. Suffice to say, the oddsmakers took a beating again.

Here are some odds and ends from the notebook as we prepare for the big clash between the U.S. and France.

1. France coach Bruno Bini is (not shockingly) ...

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