Wasn't this a typical start to a world cup? So much hope and expectations and then this.
First of all, both matches weren't at a high level. I was happy for South Africa, but I fear in the end, the draw won't be enough. They should have gotten a penalty though while in the lead with 1-0, and then the game would have been theirs. Pity.
Mexiko. Are there any Mexikans here who can explain to me why Mexiko starts playing as if they'd be in the lead with 5-0 from the 20th minute on? This dos Santos guy rocks, but otherwise...
France-Urugay. To be expected. Gourcuff usually with two shot options: Missing far or missing farer. Honestly, if he was about 40m close to the goal, he'd shoot any ball he get.
Ribery with one good scene in the beginning, after it he just had about 4 guys from Urugay on him at every ball. And the rest of France? Diaby good, Gallas good, but my...Gouvu or Gourcuff or Anelka, these players who can totally rock a Champions League match playing as if they were just transfered from a Slovakian second league team. Unbelievable. Also, I think the whole team hates each other. Ribery and Anelka e.g. demanded that Malouda wouldn't play - oh, such good friends.
But alas, this was yesterday. And today...
South Korea - Greece.
Greece. Greece. Otto Rehagel. King Otto I. Victory for Greece ahead, 1-0.
Argentinia - Nigeria
Did all the Messi fanboys get their jerseys cleaned by Ma? Mine certainly did
Well, we all hope for Messi to play like he's from a different star again, but the real deal is Diego Milito. Watch out for him - he'll make the difference. Careful though, Argentinia doesn't have the best defense. Any team who has Demichelis ("I only move if forced by gunpower") in their defense doesn't have a good defense by definition. So it's gonna be a close thing, 2-1 for Argentinia.
England - USA
USA will play good. I really, really think so. Should be a 2-1 for Rooney + 10 though. Why? Because of Rooney. Pass him the ball, and good things happen.
Oh, btw: What kind of evil person is Henry to demand a penalty for handplay in the game vs. Urugay? I was going insane for him to do that. Henry. I loved the Arsenal Henry, but the France Henry...man.