As for Uruguay, they have yet to concede a goal in this tournament, and their counter-attack with Diego Forlan and Luis Suarez looks extremely proficient. No matter tomorrow's results, they will probably be the most in-form team in the soft top quadrant of the knockout round.
South Africa 2, France 1: Some are saying it's a disappointment or an embarrassment for South Africa to be the first home nation to fail to advance, but I couldn't disagree more. No nation ranked 80th in the world has ever hosted before! A 1-1-1 record against Mexico, Uruguay, and France is not a bad result at all -- probably better than most oddsmakers would have given before the tournament.
As for France, the less said the better. After going 0-2-1 at Euro 2008, they are now winless is six major tournament games without Zinedine Zidane, with 2 goals scored and 10 goals allowed. Maybe it's just time we stopped thinking about the post-Zidane Les Blues as a genuinely top tier soccer nation: clubhouse controversy aside, they just haven't earned it on the field.