Diego Maradona has his long awaited return of the FIFA World Cup ™ today, while the two favorites of the group, Argentina and England on the side of Fabio Capello for your campaigns. Maradona will make his debut in the tournament coaching, in the hope of the Albiceleste to victory over Nigeria on one side brings the hope third time lucky, and driven by the "home" advantage.
The other Group B game sees Greece coach Otto Rehhagel to a much disciplined party to take ambitious of the Republic of Korea, has all the characteristics of a meeting tight. Despite some disappointing results of global warming - two defeats and a draw - the experience of Greece, but can also crucial Huh Jung-Moo Taeguk Warriors, which will hopefully also injury doubts Dong-Gook read to attack, a loss demonstrated in the past -0 years against Spain and 2-0 victory over Japan that a force to be reckoned with.
In Group C, England coach Capello has for the lack of injuries forced Rio Ferdinand to compensate, have remained outside the jurisdiction of which, and Gareth Barry, who has not returned to his fitness. The Italian will do everything to ensure that the defender Ledley King is in good health. England friendly results and achievements in the construction do not inspire much confidence, but they hope to answer his critics in the United States against the style. The potential realignment Steven Gerrard before the defense looks like a temporary solution, applied to the fight against explosions devastating attack on an American team in a test, the result of shock, although they replicate enjoyed in 1950.
Republic of Korea, Greece, Group B, Nelson Mandela Bay / Port Elizabeth, the time 13:30 (local)
Argentina and Nigeria, Group B, Johannesburg (Ellis Park), 16.00 (local time)
England, USA, Group C, Rustenburg, 20:30 clock (local time)
Big game Argentina-Nigeria
Before the first game against Argentina, "Super Eagles", is aware that his choice Maradona start line is much debate about cause analysis, criticism and praise of the house. The former world champion has an attack line-up, perhaps with Lionel Messi promised operating just behind a front pair of Carlos Tevez and Gonzalo Higuain. Maradona is expected to select three to the back, with Martin Demichelis and Gabriel Heinze on the edge of the great experience of Walter Samuel. Very far to go, this time just because of his enormous potential top scorer in La Albiceleste have now confirmed that the potential in this area.
On the other hand, Coach Lars Lagerback Nigeria, although deprived of one of its drivers, the injured John Obi Mikel, has said his team is not to do in South Africa with the numbers. Nigeria lost to Argentina at the FIFA World Cup twice, in 1994 (1-2) and 2002 (0-1). Nigerian fans hoping, however, that in their own continent is a very different perspective.
Point Howard attack against England
U.S. Athletic goalkeeper Tim Howard, the game with a psychological advantage over the UK Start Strike Force, as none of Wayne Rooney, Emile Heskey and Peter Crouch won the best keeper in the Premier League Everton last season. Jermain Defoe is the only Howard to beat, clearing against him for Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-2 draw, but the Americans have to attack the last word on this day, the potential value of saving victory party time discount.
What they said
"Our team consists of experienced players who are accustomed to win. This is often in this tournament is crucial. First, we need to know how it feels to win later in front of your goal, Joe Cole, the England midfield