I´m thinking pretty much the same, Racko. Add Portugal to that list who always seem to be a dark horse with their "golden generation".
I don´t really know what to think of it. Italy was not that bad, they had two regular (as far as I could see) goals disallowed.
RE: Brazil - even with 4-0, that was average at best. China were completely harmless. Against such a team, anything less than 8-0 is embarrassing