Friday, June 4
Italy looked awful during their 2-1 defeat to Mexico. Truthfully, they deserved to lose by three or four.
France crashed to a humliating 1-0 defeat by China, while Spain only just edged out Saudia Arabia to win 3-2 in world cup warm-ups in the last couple of days.
Are three of the world's highest ranked teams really that crap?
Well, I guess Italy will step up their 'game spoiling' tricks to another level once the tournament gets under way, while Spain have been keen to try out some of their fringe players.
You can be pretty sure that messrs Villa, Iniesta and Xavi would easily have dispatched the Saudis had this been a World Cup group match
France, though, really could be that bad. It just depends which team turns up. If they are not in the right frame of mind then I fancy South Africa and Mexico to dump them out in the first round.