I watched ONLY the second half..in shock and awe...and glee since i follow Manchester Utd.
@ The Rox..
I cannot believe you think that the world cup is where the soccer fun is at...that's crazy...most of the teams are playing very conservatively and thus low scoring; it's mostly fun to watch for pride and to see players you would never see otherwise...compare that to the typical EPL match where there is way more action. And talent is fairly well spread among the teams IMO...and the same can be said for NBA (Celtics Lakers and co.) and MLB (Yankees etc.)...big money teams have lots of good players.