I had hoped to post my thoughts on Group B, but I’m a little pressed for time today. As the original post on Group A has moved below the fold, I did want to call your attention to a couple of facts regarding some of the Group A teams; one of which I forgot to point out yesterday and one of which came up today.
I’m certainly not trying to pick on South Africa’s team, indeed I would be happier to see them go through than any of the other teams, but I failed to mention this yesterday: South Africa is the only country from Africa in the World Cup that did not qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations this year.
The other news is that there has been a major blow-up in the Mexico camp: Jonathan dos Santos, the brother of Giovanni dos Santos has been dropped from the team. Giovanni dos Santos is now threatening to quit the team. If the discussion here is accurate, apparently it was handled very shabbily. That can’t be good for team unity.
Tomorrow: Group B