In Brookhaven no one watches the matches. I try to do my best to keep up, although I have to work between 9-9: watch the weekend games live, watch spanish re-runs in the nights (or early mornings), watch at least the highlights in espn and ABC, and install this Firefox extension that runs in the low bar and has live pop-ups whenever a goal is in.
Germany is looking very strong, and although Equador is the big surprise of the game so far it is very critical who will win tomorrow for the first place, mostly for psycological reasons.
My least favorite group. I always like Sweden in every World Cup, and I would love to see them beat the English and get the first place. Remember, the runner up will probably play Germany in the next round, so their match is very interesting.
Argentina VS The Netherlands. Now, that's a match! The first place doesn't make much difference, but if Argentina beats them as easy as they beat the other teams, the moral factor only will lead them very far in this tournament.
Portugal VS Mexico. It is highly unlikely that Mexico will be disqualified from Angola, and they both deserve the first place. It will be an interesting match.
Now is starts to get interesting. If Ghana qualifies (they can even go first place!) it will very good for football, to see and African team in the next round. The Americans just suck, I don't believe they are capable of winning. Hence the most exciting match of this round #3 will be Italy VS Chech Republic... Remember, the runner up plays Brazil in the next round. Θα πέσουν κορμιά.
Australia VS Croatia. I really don't know what to expect here. I would rank them #2 in terms of how interesting the match is, after the Italy VS Chechs.
The real group of death. First, let's assume that France beats Togo (or else they shouldn't be here at all). Then all interesting kinds of scenarios start arising. If either the Swiss or Korea wins their match, then they will qualify along with France in the second round. However in case they tie, there is a 3-fold tie between the 3 nations. The goal dofferential will count then. Switzerland will have +2, Korea +1, and France +(whatever they win Togo). It gets more complicated after that, as they can tie in goal differentials too! Hence the goals that will be scored at the last minute will change who is first and who is 3rd... wow
Everething clear here. Ukraine may have started badly, but I don't think they can lose this.