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World Cup Group B standings: Argentina, South Korea advance

Argentina scores a 2-0 win over Greece to win the top spot in Group B with nine points. South Korea barely hangs on for a 2-2 tie with Nigeria, takes second place in the group with four points.

The first two round-of-16 matchups are set: Uruguay will face South Korea on Saturday at 10 a.m., while Argentina will face Mexico on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  June 22, 2010; 4:35 PM ET
Categories:  2010 World Cup , Argentina  
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On some of those plays the Greeks were just standing there like statues.

Posted by: fallschurch1 | June 22, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Looks like South American teams will remain undefeated in the Round of 16.

Posted by: CACuzcatlan | June 22, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

I sure hope so.

Posted by: OWNTF | June 22, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I have no pita for the Greeks.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | June 22, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Greece always has some great ideas but their brains were writing checks that their legs couldn't cash.

Posted by: benonthehill | June 22, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Greece is unable to feta victory.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 22, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

The problem with the Greeks is they never leave their buddy's behind.

Posted by: kenk3 | June 22, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Greece is only 2500 years past its prime.

Posted by: kenk3 | June 22, 2010 6:23 PM | Report abuse

Anyone who thinks Greece is a top level soccer team is obviously a... wait for it... wait for it... Homer.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 22, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

OK. Htat's it for me. Mrs. 270 just drove up in her, yes it's true, Odyssey.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 22, 2010 6:31 PM | Report abuse

Right now on CSN: DCU v Vasco de Gama. 1998 Intercontinental Cup. It's the away leg in Ft. Lauderdale, or Miami, or wherever.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | June 22, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

Anybody else watching The Two Escobars?

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 22, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

United to face Richmond in next round of Open Cup, June 30, 7:30 pm at GMU. Richmond defeats Real MD 3-1 in second round at Richmond.

Posted by: footballfan9 | June 22, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

I watched the two escobars. Too bad they're still charging so much to attend Open Cup matches.

Posted by: DadRyan | June 22, 2010 11:10 PM | Report abuse

Lots of crappy futbol in this World Cup!

Some of these guys would have a hard time making it in MLS . . . but most, especially the refs, but also the players who've repeatedly muffed passes, shots, saves, would do just fine here in our little soccer league.

I keep waiting for jogo bonito, but feel empty, mostly. I'm really hoping the knock out rounds bring out the best.

Posted by: delantero | June 22, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

Arg vs Mex. Isn't that a rematch of a 2006 quarterfinal--a great game as I recall.

Posted by: paulkp | June 23, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Daily Show from Monday:

Stewart: "More of a fight than England vs Algeria?"

John Oliver: Long pause "Go **** yourself!"

Posted by: delantero | June 23, 2010 1:09 AM | Report abuse

Arg vs Mex. Isn't that a rematch of a 2006 quarterfinal--a great game as I recall.
Posted by: paulkp

Yup, great game, with a fantastic goal from just outside the corner of the box from an Argentine.

Posted by: delantero | June 23, 2010 1:12 AM | Report abuse

Maxi Rodriguez. 98'.

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | June 23, 2010 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Interesting from Steinbog

According to the latest Nielsen data, D.C. ranks second out of the 56 metered U.S. markets in ESPN/ABC World Cup ratings through Sunday's games. The 29 matches through the weekend (25 on ESPN, and four on ABC) have earned a combined 3.5 rating in the D.C. market, behind only Miami's 4.0. That translates to about 81,000 households, and that's not including the Spanish-language broadcasts.

Posted by: OWNTF | June 23, 2010 4:02 AM | Report abuse

It is a rematch, but from the round of 16, not the quarterfinals, because Mexico has never mad it past the round of 16 outside of their borders.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | June 23, 2010 5:59 AM | Report abuse

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