* Also in Group B, Greece takes on Nigeria in a battle of two first-match losers. Another loss here would almost certainly send either of these squads out of the tournament; even a draw puts them deep behind the 8-ball. I liked Nigeria coming into the Cup, but I wasn't overly impressed with their ability to generate offense against Argentina. This match has an ominous feel to it: I'll say, with some small hope for a reverse-jinx, Greece 0, Nigeria 0.
* Finally, back in Group A, it's France vs. Mexico. Uruguay's stomping of South Africa makes this game even more significant for both these teams, who can now count on trailing the South Americans in goal differential. I have extremely high hopes for this match: Mexico (along with Chile and Germany) have played among the most open soccer of the tournament, and scoring chances should be available on both ends of the pitch. Both sides, too, like to have possession, so it will be interesting to watch the duel in the midfield. In the end, I'm hesitant to predict much more than France 1, Mexico 1, but if ever a match looked likely to see 3+ goals, it's this one.