Both anthems are done, and we're almost ready to go!
Hammin, i'm at ESPN FC HQ in London as we speak. Or type.
Where's the rest of the Gillette Boot Room watching from today?
Almost ready to go, but the ball is flat - good start.
KICK-OFF! Argentina 0-0 Belgium
Lionel Messi ties Argentina legend Diego Maradona in appearances today with his 91st, tied for 6th-most in team history.
Mike, Iain has his home comforts, but I have no cat. We should really think about an office cat.
Early battle here as Javier Mascherano hassles Alex Witsel, who wins a free kick and bumps the midfielder over. Cue much running about.
2" - great defending by Kompany here as Argentina break and Lavezzi has the ball on the left of the area, but the City defender clears his low pass away!
Mascherano enters today with an average of 4.3 tackles per game, second most in the tournament and most of any player whose team advanced past the group stage.