World Cup predictions for today’s final Group A and Group B games featuring South Africa, Argentina and Uruguay

Finally, we can all cheer as someone has administered a good old fashioned World Cup spanking, even it was Portugal; Chile dominated again and fully deserved their three points; and Spain could have had a hatful of goals, which is ironic, because Group H might be decided by goal difference.

Now we really start to sort the men from the boys as the final group matches begin, starting with:

Mexico v Uruguay (Rustenburg) 3pm

Neither wants to play Argentina in the next round, so both teams should go for the win. I expect an in-form Uruguay to nick this one.

Prediction: Uruguay WIN

French Handball Team v South Africa (Mangaung/Bloemfontein) 3pm

What a mess Les Bleus are in. Desperately poor performances, one player expelled from the squad, and now the minister for Health and Sport is reportedly on her way to the French camp to gee the players up. Does she know more about passing and movement than they do? On current evidence, probably. Go for it, South Africa!

Prediction: South Africa WIN

Nigeria v South Korea (Durban) 7.30pm

Astonishingly, despite having lost their two opening matches Nigeria can still qualify if they win and Argentina beat Greece. Tell me that isn't going to happen.

Prediction: South Korea WIN

Greece v Argentina (Polokwane) 7.30pm

Asked about the successful performance of the South American teams in the competition, Diego Maradona believes the qualification schedule there is much more demanding than in Europe. Typical Argentinian – always having a go at islands beginning with the letter F.

Prediction: Argentina WIN

The World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 prediction success rate after yesterday’s games: 14/32

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