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Forgive us for suspecting that this match might prove more enjoyable for everybody than France vs. South Africa; I will have both matches on, so if France does indeed score 12 and this match is drawn 0-0, you'll know about it.
Mexico has played with joyful goal-lust so far, and though Uruguay was put under by France's soporific approach to tournament football in its first appearance, Diego Forlan led a spirited return to life against South Africa. In the last two meetings between these two, Mexico has emerged victorious, and enjoys the overall historical advantage (seven wins to three). Not sure there's so much to choose between them now, but I'm certainly expecting to have more to write about than the poor soul who offered live play-by-play analysis of their last World Cup meeting in 1966. The 0-0 draw meant hardly any pigeons got a fly-out that day.
Kick off is at 10 a.m. ET, so I'll be online shortly before that to bring you team news and all that jazz. Get your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. I insist.