We have our first repeat customers of the 2014 World Cup today, as hosts and favorites Brazil take on Mexico. The winner of this game will be pretty much assured of a spot in the knockout rounds. So, please welcome Brazil to the knockout rounds!
But perhaps even more anticipated than Brazil's second game will be the long-awaited debut of consensus "dark horse" (which makes them not at all a dark horse) Belgium. Do yo' thang, Eden & Co!
In other news...
This is how you celebrate Brooks' goal in Natal | SB Nation
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! (Spoiler alert: it's a fairly terrible and useless video.)
This is how you celebrate Brooks' goal in America | SB Nation
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! (Be sure to watch the news-report one at the Portland pop-up beer garden.)
Tony Gwynn has passed away | SB Nation
Jon Bois remembers one of the all-time greats.
Portugal on track to be the biggest disappointments of the 2014 World Cup | SB Nation
Graham's words. You should read them.
Löw's masterplan: rub a booger on CR7 | Vine
Hahahahhahaha; playground move.
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
17.00: World Cup, Group H: Belgium vs. Algeria
20.00: World Cup, Group A: Brazil vs. Mexico
23.00: World Cup, Group H: Russia vs. South Korea