First half of Italy-Ghana just ended.... the Italians look damn good for the money man (guess I shouldnt be really saying that, what with the scandal that rocked this past season!). Such a brillliant display of attacking football, not very defensive-like leh.

England supporters like to boast of the England midfield, but the Italian team could have had the most power midfield in this World Cup (Gattuso-Pirlo-Totti). Too bad, Gattuso got injured before the World Cup started. Hope the Azzuri go all the way.

PS. Could someone pls enlighten me, as to why Brazil plays a whole 24hrs later than the first fixture of its group (oz - japan)?