One week in, we've seen everyone play and should have a pretty good steer on each team and how this tournament's going to unfold so now's the time to ditch your pre-WC predictions and trundle out some marginally more informed intuitions as to what we can expect to see over the next three weeks while celebrating the best opening week to an international tournament in living memory. The main highlight pour moi has to be RvP's ridiculous header against the Spanish. Typical RvP, astonishing goal and opened up that devastating rout. That aside, the USA look frighteningly, well, American, in their early success - maybe not the most talented but supremely organised, incredibly hard-working, very disciplined and utterly fearless. Friends in the States, Houston in particular, say that the game has been embraced over there like never before, although perhaps predictably a lot of them genuinely believe they are going to win it facepalm. Ominous stuff for future World Cups... Other points of note - Brazil look fragile, Croatia were hard done by, Mexico are far better than their domestic league would suggest, Chile are great fun, Belgium have spluttered at the start, England might just win a game, African teams don't like South America, Japan are uber dark horses, France are being overhyped, Germany still need a striker, Joel Campbell's been the best player of the group stage so far. To win it? On current form? I'm going to stick with Belgium.