Soccer Nerd South Africa Update

Round one is over and we’ve learned a few things. The five on my short list were not impressive. 

The boot goes on.

 

 Of the teams I highlighted, Argentina was the only one that was never threatened. Brazil won too, but only after falling behind. England and Italy managed draws, and in a  flop that would put Ronaldo to shame, Spain lost to the Swiss. The much touted Spaniards drop to the bottom of group H and have to be a bit nervous. In a Samson-esque move, Torres cut his hair. After today’s woeful performance, he might be looking into extensions. Speaking of losses, Italy will be without their number one keeper indefinitely. 

On a brighter note, the U.S. played well and the Danes looked good, even in a loss to one of my “dangerous” teams, the Netherlands. Now it’s on to the second games, where the elite squads should begin to assert themselves while the surprise sides just hope to hang on. 

Heads up.

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