For now I am skipping Thursday, I went to the Apartheid Museum, I have started to reflect on it, but it will take me awile.
I am about to venture off toward Soccer City, the location of the opening match. Car horns and vuvuzelas have been blowing since the sun came up.
Now for Feffer's match predictions:
South Africa and Mexico is very interesting. Mexico seems to be in top form and I feel would be a tough match for anyone. South Africa is going to play the best match of their lives today. With the support they have, they will play far beyond their ability, and they're a decent side to begin with, also playing well right now. Logically I want to say they will draw 1-1, with SA scoring a first half goal with the lift of the moment, and Mexico equalizing later, wearing Bafana down with their talent and experience. I dream though of a late Bafana winner to give this nation a memory to keep forever.
France and Uruguay will play tonight, the first of many in the series of heart vs. talent. Few teams can match the talent of France, but they still havn't themselves post Zhidane. If they don't figure out how to dig deep and play with each other, they will see an early exit. Heart wins this match, Uruguay 1-0.