Park Ji Sung became the first United player to really put up a show in South Africa. His well taken goal capped off a fantastic performance for the Korea Republic against Greece. We all know that Park is a hard working player but the entire Korean team seems to be all about it. Given how they performed at the weekend against the former European Champions, they might just be the dark horse.
I said before that games between Nigeria and Argentina always come around at the world cup and that they usually have the same outcome. It could have been worse for the Nigerians had Vincent Enyema (sp) not been up for it. The Nigerian goalie did show European goal keepers one or two ways how to keep out their chief tormentor from finding the net.
England...well, they can thank their lucky stars that the draw was kind enough for them to ensure that they'll progress but if Capello doesn't do something magical about his last line of defence, then they might just as well book an early flight back. Granted, Green's howler is something that can happen to any (England) goalkeeper but at the very highest level of world football, that is what makes the difference.
It's exactly what Serbia found out yesterday after coming to an agreement with Ghana to bore us till the last few minutes.
Thumbs up to the Germans though for the best performance so far at the World Cup. They sent out a statement yesterday to the rest of the contingent--a message that over the next couple of days, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and Portugal will try to answer.