On air: An upset and some goals - just what this World Cup needed?
"At last, the tournament's first real upset", writes this blogger:
No, the U.S. drawing against England doesn't really count. Kudos to the Swiss for beating La Furia Roja. The tournament needed that. And arguably, so did Spain.
And maybe Uruguay's three goals against Bafana Bafana will reassure people who are concerned about the lack of scoring so far.
For those who judge football by the number of goals scored, it's not good so far - 1.6 goals per game, six 1-0 wins, two 0-0 draws.
England's Wayne Rooney is quoted as saying today he hopes it gets "more exciting" (although I'm sure England fans will hope he does something about that himself ...)
But others say it's far too early to judge, and this thoughtful blogger has a theory:
Perhaps it is the football tourists who are being negative - those part-time football viewers who are never going to relish seeing Italy play Paraguay and who judge quality by number of goals. People should also realize that World Cup football is not about being the best, most exciting free-flowing action of all time - national sides are a unique mixture of great, good and average; legends line-up with obscurities.
Tell us what you think - has it been a boring World Cup so far? Do Wednesday's games give the tournament something it was otherwise missing? Or are people being far too quick to judge?