More world cup questions

How does one pick sides in a dispute between French coach Raymond Domenech and French forward Nicolas Anelka — both colossal jerks?
If Italy fails to qualify for the next round of play, who will miss them, and why?
Has any defender in the tournament so far had a better game than Ryan Nelson (ex-Stanford, ex-DC United) had against Italy on Sunday?
Wouldn’t it be cool if other players followed Nelson’s example and chatted with the kids who walk onto the field with them?
What will happen to the guy who decided to allow the North Korea vs. Portugal match, which Portugal won 7-0, to be broadcast live back to North Koriea?
Shouldn’t the U.S., if possible, start the same line-up in Wednesday’s crunch match against Algeria that started the second half against Slovenia (Howard: Cherundolo, Bocanegra, Onyewu, DeMerit; Edu, Feilhaber, Bradley; Donovan, Dempsey; Altidore)?
Why hasn’t Michael Bradley, who excels for the U.S. team (which his father coaches), made more of a mark in Germany?
Would black African teams be better off with African coaches rather than “outside” coaches with bigger reputations (Carlos Parreira, Swen Goran Erikkson, Paul Le Guen, Milovan Rajevac, Lars Lagerback) who seem to discourage spontaneity?


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