Argentina v Belgium is an interesting question. Belgium has the better team, but Argentina has Messi. Is that enough? I don't think so. Belgium also has one of the best central defenders in the world in Kompany; that's not enough to cancel out Messi, but it should be enough to slow him down. And while Messi has been brilliant at times, he simply hasn't taken control of the games the way some were expecting.
ARGENTINA 1 BELGIUM 0. A goal that is both lucky and well-struck in the eighth minute is the only one; a deflection bounces to Higuaín, who immediately buries a nice volley. Like France yesterday, Belgium never seemed to get in gear. Messi has the opportunity to put the game away in injury time, but can't beat the keeper on a one-on-one. He's very good, but he's no Maradona.