And Brazil - Portugal?; while this wasn't the classic everyone was hoping for, I saw signs that Portugal could cause Spain some problems in the last 16. The Brazilians are, as might be expected, very good going forward. How their defence copes under pressure we don't yet know.
Sat Jun 26
3pm UK time 1A Uruguay v 2B South Korea (Match 49) Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth)
7.30pm 1C USA v 2D Ghana (Match 50) Royal Bafokeng (Rustenburg)
Sun Jun 27
3pm 1D Germany v 2C England (Match 51) Free State
7.30pm 1B Argentina v 2A Mexico (Match 52) Soccer City (Johannesburg)
Mon Jun 28
3pm 1E Holland v 2F Slovakia (Match 53) Durban (Durban)
7.30pm 1G Brazil v 2H Chile (Match 54) Ellis Park (Johannesburg)
Tues Jun 29
3pm 1F Paraguay v 2E Japan (Match 55) Loftus Versfeld (Tshwane/Pretoria)
7.30pm 1H Spain v 2G Portugal (Match 56) Green Point (Cape Town)
Uruguay has looked good so far, while the South Koreans are capable of a surprise. I fancy an upset here: South Korea to WIN.
The kings of the late goal might need another one to save themselves against an attacking Ghana side which is playing for African pride: Ghana to WIN aet.
The World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 prediction success rate after yesterday’s games: 22/48