For the foreseeable future all the games seem to be starting no later than 3 p.m., which is a disaster for Professor Ceiling Cat. There’s a couple of good games today, including Italy vs. Uruguay. . . Here’s today’s schedule.
But let’s liven things up: guess the winners and the scores of all four games. Deadline is 11 a.m. Chicago time (3.5 hours from now), when the first games start. The first person to win gets a Jerry Coyne the Cat keychain, emblazoned with my eponymous felid getting a belly rub. If nobody gets them all right (and nobody will), the person who comes closest will win using the judge’s yet-to-be-determined algorithm. If nobody even predicts all four winners, everyone’s a loser. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON, PLEASE!
Sadly, I watched no games yesterday. But here are some highlights (as usual, the videos are poor); as reader pktom64 noted in a comment, the highlights of all games played are archived, in high quality, at TSM Plug.
Spain crushed Australia, 3-0:
Netherlands 2, Chile 0 (am I wrong, or there are an inordinate number of goals scored by headers):
Brazil 4, Cameroon 1
Mexico 3, Croatia 1. One lovely goal by Mexico, and another from a double header
To top it off, the Google Doodle (now changed every game) is boring this morning (click to see the lame animation):