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Argentina starts against old foe Nigeria
by SA Editorial, June 11th, 2010 12:16PM
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TAGS:  argentina, england, men's national team, world cup


[PREDICTIONS] Argentina has played and beaten Nigeria at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups. But it did not portend well for the Argentines the rest of the way. For more on Saturday's games and Soccer America's predictions ...

SOUTH KOREA (0-0-0) vs. GREECE (0-0-0)
June 12 in Port Elizabeth
Kickoff: 7:30 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Michael Hester (New Zealand).


Paul Kennedy: South Korea 1-0
Ridge Mahoney: Greece 2-1
Mike Woitalla: Tie 0-0

Greece lost all three games -- two against Group B rivals Argentina and Nigeria -- in its only previous appearance in the World Cup. South Korea was winless in its first 14 games before beating Poland, 2-0, in 2002.

ARGENTINA (0-0-0) vs. NIGERIA (0-0-0)
June 12 in Johannesburg (Ellis Park)
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Wolfgang Stark (Germany).
Past World Cup Meetings: 2002 -- Argentina 1-0; 1994 -- Argentina 2-1.


Paul Kennedy: Argentina 3-0
Ridge Mahoney: Argentina 2-0
Mike Woitalla: Argentina 3-1

The first World Cup meeting between Argentina and Nigeria in 1994 turned out to Diego Maradona's last game for Argentina. He was suspended for doping before the next game. Like in 1994, Argentina went winless after beating Nigeria in 2002.

USA (0-0-0) vs. ENGLAND (0-0-0)
June 12 in Rustenburg
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET. Television: ABC/Univision.
Referee: Carlos Simon (Brazil).
Past World Cup Meetings: 1950 -- USA 1-0.


Paul Kennedy: England 3-2
Ridge Mahoney: Tie 2-2
Mike Woitalla: USA 2-1

Only once has the USA scored two or more goals at the World Cup and lost. That came in 1950 when it fell to Chile, 5-2, in its final game. Only twice in the last three World Cups has England given up two goals -- in its 2-2 tie with Sweden four years ago and in its shootout loss to Argentina in 1998.

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