On the pitch, the big story was Germany's shellacking of an aging Australia. However, off it the newsmaker was the ongoing saga of the vuvuzelas. Last summer FIFA head
This was a harder call today than it has been in the last two days.
Just the memory of
Virtually everone in a Ghana shirt gave a good account of themselves against Serbia today, but
Its qualification campaign told us to expect exciting things from Serbia, particularly down the flanks, where
You can half understand why
"It was a mental victory. We wanted to win so much so it's great for our confidence to get that win" -- Slovenia coach
Korea's Bokwang Family Mart reported this morning that sales were up by 358 percent after South Korea's 2-0 win over Greece -- including a 313 percent leap in beer sales on the same time last year. Apparently there was a similar jump in sales of condoms. Safety first.
Noises from the England camp suggest
Netherlands versus Denmark looks like a peach of a tie, with the midfield face-off between
Japan versus Cameroon looks like a mismatch; if
Italy versus Paraguay is another interesting matchup, though it could be a chess game to continue this World Cup's low-scoring start. Italy will be without