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.
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)