Ryan, I think they're under great expectations, but ran out of ideas against Iran, who defended well. I'd expect them to play better on the break.
STAT: These sides have only met once before, in 1977 - that's the beauty of the World Cup.
I'm backing one from Brazil, Germany, Argentina & Netherlands. I said Brazil at the start, and while they've started slow, I still think they'll take some beating in the knockout stages.
We're just 12 minutes from kick-off here - last-minute predictions, people?
Hammin - at the moment, I'd say yes!
Javier Maschrano becomes the 4th Argentine to earn 100 caps, joining Javier Zanetti, Roberto Ayala and Diego Simeone.
Bristolian, Demichelis is on the bench today.
Craig, that's ominous. Let's hope you don't have the same type of dreams as John Brooks does...
kk, I'd say they can go far as long as they stay compact.
Here come the teams! Sunshine once again for the early kick-off, and a huge reception from the Argentinian fans.
The Argentinian national anthem plays out, and it seems as though the whole stadium is singing. This will be a tough test for Iran.