German Genie: Argentina scrape through, Peru get their win and Iceland say goodbye

The dynamic player-management duo of Lionel Messi and a bleedy Javier Mascherano saw Argentina through the group after a scare. Was it ever in doubt? Yes. Yes it was. 

Alongside this there’s gushing over Croatia, scorn for France and Denmark as they provide the tournament’s first 0-0, and some odd chat about bones. Also, Luke writes off the Germans again, which is probably as close to a spoiler as you can get in a World Cup. Get involved, you Squares. 

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Further reading

Michael Cox on the importance of Ever Banega:

Peru’s emotional reaction to their win:

England look likely to pick a strong team against Belgium:

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