One of the oldest sayings in sports is you've gotta play the schedule you're given.

It's a good fallback response when it seems a team just needs to simply go through the motions to get a result.

And while officially earning a spot in the World Cup finals is a good thing, some clubs expect it.

This accurately described Germany and England.

The defending champion Germans followed this script with typical precision.

Click over to The Daily Player for highlights on how they did it. A late, late goal by you-know-who -- or should, anyway, dude's their offense anymore -- saw England through, and that's in the article, too.

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