Group A results: Uruguay on top, Mexico through on GD
(Short and sweet, as my job is forcing itself onto the front burner here!)
Group A is all done, and my bracket is already off! I’m somewhat mortified to say I had France winning this group, although I made that choice weeks ago. Mais maintenant nous disons au revoir et bonne chance a Les Bleus, and while this would have surprised me before, now it seems like it should have felt inevitable all along. France’s struggles on the pitch combined with the craziness off the field have led to an early exit for them, ending with a 2-1 loss to hosts South Africa today. I didn’t see this one but from what I heard, South Africa had the better of the attack and certainly seemed a lot more present on the pitch. It’s a great result for them, even if they are not advancing. With Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Mexico, the hosts were tied with El Tri on points but their -2 goal differential kept them in third place.
How do your Group A brackets look now? Please tell me I’m not the only one who had France moving to the knockout round…