The day is upon us!
For an innovative graphic on the teams and matches, see here. Catching up online is best done at the official FIFA World Cup site, The Guardian (though a bit slow thus far), L'Equipe (French), and ESPN seems to have come to the full conclusion that soccer is a sport. A floater is the interesting TNR World Cup blog. More as I happen upon it....
Today: opening match of host country South Africa vs. Mexico and then France vs. Uruguay. Spot of good news for Ivory Coast - Drogba is training and should play in the first match vs. Portugal, one of the best first-round matches to watch coming up on Tuesday. England vs. US tomorrow.
Allez Les Bleus de France et Les Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire et Les États-Unis (we need a nickname)!!