Beyond the opening round of matches, some groups are not that interesting. But the show must go on-- today it's Groups A and B:
Argentina 4-1 South Korea: I'm writing at halftime, and it's what you'd have expected. Argentina is dominating but committed one horrific defensive blunder, so it's still a match. The albiceleste are the class of Group B, but I like the Koreans for second place.
Greece 2-1 Nigeria: A must-win for two opening match losers. The home continent effect should come into play between relatively equal sides.
France 0-2 Mexico: My morbo match, as the Spaniards call it. I dislike France for their cheating and general unattractiveness in a footballing sense; one can only hate a successful side for playing like that. And the Mexicans throw bags of urine at opposing players. By the way, Mexico, your hegemony in CONCACAF is over. I am thrilled that at least one team will drop points.
Villarreal watch: Joan Capdevila was quiet in Spain's shock 1-0 defeat to Switzerland. All of the attacks went down the right flank (through substitute Jesus Navas), so Capdevila was not very involved. I have not seen the Uruguay match, but Diego Godin played all 90 minutes and helped to keep a clean sheet in a 3-0 win over South Africa, so I imagine he did well. Such a consistent performer.