What utter tosh.
Columbia and Sweden are both good sides.
I don't really count Belgium since we didn't attempt to win that.
Lets not forget Sweden qualified from a group Holland didn't, knocked Italy out before the WC started.
Then got out of a group as winners where Germany finished bottom and knocked out the best Danish side in years.
Less important, but Sweden beat a full strength Portugal with Ronaldo just before WC started.
Sweden also made Mexico look like Panama... so what qualifies for a good side? If we beat Croatia, then you will say the next game... first decent side we faced when it is Belgium or France?
No team in history has got to a semi final without facing decent sides.
Croatia is another 50/50 just like Columbia and Sweden was.
Funny thing Riba, you were thrilled when England basically threw out a match to qualify in 2nd (quite interesting behaviour for the country that often acts like football's moral police), but now you keep trying to convince the world that all the teams in this side of the draw are much better than they actually are.
Colombia are a decent side but without their best player they're nothing special, and it showed.
You speak of Germany, then mention pre-WC results from Sweden. Well, if we're considering pre-WC results, then Germany themselves are nothing special as they lost to Austria and came into the competition in terrible form. A team with Ola Toivonen and Marcus Berg upfront are hardly a major threat.
Uruguay got into a semifinal by playing South Korea and Ghana in the knockout stages, I wouldn't say any of them were particularly good sides. So it's perfectly possible to get far without facing really tough opposition. That's the nature of knockout competitions, a good draw goes a long way. I've made that point before, and in my opinion LFC benefited from that in the past Champions League, as has England right now.
If they go all the way and win it though, good for them. But seriously, look at that Sweden lineup, read it name by name and for the love of god stop trying to convince yourself they're anything special. They're not.