South Africa v Mexico, 2010 World Cup: Open Thread

June 11, 2010 - Durban, SOUTH AFRICA - epa02196328 South African street artists perform during a parade in Durban, South Africa 11 June 2010. The FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup kicks off on June 11 with the opening ceremony followed by the tournament's first match between host South Africa and Mexico. Durban will host it's first match between Germany and Australia on 13 June.

Finally. It. Is. Here. The 2010 World Cup kicks off today with the first match up between South Africa and Mexico.

I’m picking South Africa and Mexico to draw in this one. Mexico should win, but buoyed by the incredible support of the South African nation, I think the South Africans will rise to the occasion and grab an equalizer.

Before, during and after the opening game of the 2010 World Cup between South Africa and Mexico, feel free to share your insight and opinions in the comments section below.

Of course, I’m particularly interested in seeing how ESPN does in terms of their broadcast. ESPN commentators today will be Martin Tyler and Efan Ekoku.

I’ll be at Wowies in Boca Raton watching the match. I’m looking forward to meeting you in person, so feel free to stop by. Wowies is at 7036 W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton, FL 33433.

20 thoughts on “South Africa v Mexico, 2010 World Cup: Open Thread”

  1. Mexico: Pérez, Rodríguez, Salcido, Márquez, Osorio, Torrado, Franco, Vela, Aguilar, Juárez, dos Santos

    No Hernandez or Guardado, this better pay off

  2. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

    rooting for the host nation in this one – although on paper Mexico should walk it …. come on South Africa !!!!

  3. Anybody point me to an online RADIO feed?? ESPN radio is apparently playing all matches but guess what? It ain’t happening. BBC 5live stream has not been cut but am expecting it to be at any minute.

  4. coverage is terrible right now,I hope it’s not this overloaded the entire tournament….Hard to tune in,& terrible quality once you do,audio in & out……hope this is just do to it being match one.

    1. The steam is better at UnivisionFutbol, video quality wise, though it has started to get a little choppy the last 5 minutes. I fear giving this recommendation as too many people might overload THIS site’s servers.

      I figured too many people watching at work on ESPN3 would become an issue, just like CBS NCAA basketball tournament website in March. I’ll just re-watch the ESPN feed that I DVR’d at home tonight.

  5. has been perfect for me picture wise since about 30 minutes before kick off. I’ve lost sound a couple of time, but a refresh has fixed that. I’m on comcast FWIW

  6. usually has a few channels that are streaming anything world cup related. it’s a toss up if you’ll find one that’s in your language though.

  7. ESPN Radio – What a joke – Liam Neeson talking about the A Team – The bottom of my ballsack is waiting for your to lick it ESPN – F**king Wankers

  8. I convinced people to put this on Sirius radio while at work so we can listen to it and all I heard was people bitch about the “buzzing” sound in the background….yes the dreaded vuvuzela. I must admit half way through France v. Uruguay I have to turn the sound off the TV…I can’t stand it.

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