The Russians looked pretty scary at this early stage. Unless they fizzle out soon, I see them surprising a great number of people. Looking forward to seeing a post-Domenech France on this big stage. They seem to be back playing with flair thanks to Ribery and Benzema. Nasri and Hatem Ben Arfa can also make you suffer if you allow either of them space in the middle or the sidelines.
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)