South Africa v Mexico (Soccer City, Johannesburg) 3pm (all times UK)
The heart says I hope South Africa do well. Nobody wants the Rainbow Nation to be the first host not to make it out of the group stage. The head says Mexico are quite good and could tear the South Africans apart. The hosts need Steven Pienaar to have a good game and will hope the Mexicans can’t shoot. The truth is, they probably can and will.
Prediction: Mexico WIN (Don't worry, South Africans, you can beat France and get something from the Uruguay game)
Uruguay v France (Green Point, Cape Town) 7.30pm
The South Americans like to attack, so the French 2012 Olympic Handball Team can expect a tough test. Riot police are on stand-by in Liverpool, Glasgow, Boston, Kilburn and other parts of Ireland in case the baguette munchers get lucky again. I fervently hope they don’t.
Prediction: Uruguay WIN