Poland looked great also today, with a good come back in the third and then controlled the match in the fourth. They need one more win...
Italy will face three tough opponents in the last turn, let's see how we'll arrive there!
I agree with you - we'll know much more on Saturday after USA-ITA, POL-IRI and RUS-ARG.
I think there will be the same as for women WC 10-1 enough to qualify. Last three days of competition are crucial (ITA-RUS, POL-USA, USA-RUS and POL-ITA) however do not forget Argentina and ... Iran. Both teams are able to grab some points (or even win) from favourites.
So far I'm surprised how bad play Australia.