2010 FIFA World Cup: Day 12

22 June, 2010 at 10:30 (GMT+01:00)

By Christine Blachford

Somehow, I didn't manage to watch any football yesterday. I blame Wimbledon. I want to make up for it today, and goodness me, I have four matches to choose from! Four! They're on in two lots of two, so four teams playing all at the same time. I need more eyes, I really do. Or that TV screen from Back to the Future II. If someone could go ahead and invent that, I think we'd all be very grateful.

What happened yesterday

Like I said, I didn't actually see any of the matches, and that means I missed out on a lot of goals. Seriously. The Portugal/North Korea game ended with a score of 7-0. No prizes for guessing who was the victor on that front. If that group came down to goal difference, it's easy to see who would win.

Chile brought down the Spain beaters Switzerland with a 1-0 victory, whilst Spain themselves picked up two goals and denied Honduras any. Neither of these matches sound very exciting, though, when you compare them with a 7-0 scoreline.

What's happening today

Our first batch of games sees my sweepstake team France against South Africa. France have been worse than dismal. Everyone is saying the only thing the England players can console themselves with is that they aren't France. Ouch. People have been sent home, there has been arguing. It's all kicking off, and sadly, not on the pitch.

At the same time, Mexico take on Uruguay, and both of these teams have appeared quite fiesty so far this tournament. It might be an interesting matchup. These matches are both on ITV, so I don't know how they're going to manage that. Maybe the BTTF TV is closer than we think.

Later on this evening, Greece and Argentina go head to head, as do Nigeria and South Korea. I'm afraid my knowledge runs out on these teams, except that Nigeria wear a green kit and I find that is hard to distinguish from the pitch. Far from Spot the Ball, it is Spot the Player.

Here's the schedule:

  • France v South Africa - 15:00 (GMT+1) ITV
  • Mexico v Uruguay - 15:00 (GMT+1) ITV
  • Greece v Argentina - 19:30 (GMT+1) BBC1
  • Nigeria v South Korea - 19:30 BST (GMT+1) Three

Enjoy the football!

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