Friday, June 11
Tough start for Mexico
Well, well, well... I thought Mexico would be an easy choice to be one of the two to advance from the group, but South Africa showed well to alter the game at halftime after being completely dominated in the first half. The second half was as different as could be as the two sides provided a thriller that made the second match between former World Cup champions look like a snoozer. I think the rest of the group phase is going to be difficult for France, who I think will have issues playing against the speedy attack of not only Mexico, but a South African side that showed some offensive spark. France will have to play in fear now of finishing last.