Well, the US won yesterday (not that I much care, as I’m rooting for Spain), beating Ghana 2-1, with a lot of excitement in the final minutes. Surprisingly, Germany slaughtered Portugal, leaving them scoreless at 4-0. (I hope there’s a Germany/Netherlands game.) And Iran tied Nigeria nil-nil, the first draw (“tie,” as Americans say) of the tournament.
Once again I’m screwed today, as the game I’d most like to see, Brazil v Mexico, is during work hours, and I simply can’t revise my book and watch football at the same time. My only chance is Russia v Korea, a meh.
And remember Pulpo Paul, the psychic octopus from the last World Cup. Paul is the subject of today’s animated Google Doogle (click on the screenshot to see Paul in action). Note that he’s pondering the Belgium/Algeria game: