SCOTT: Talk about a classic World Cup matchup. This one should be a fantastic game, headlined by the incomparable Argentinian, Messi. Please, please, new American soccer fans, don’t miss the chance to see Messi play in this game.
Now for Holland, Pedro loves them, and for personal reasons, I cannot stand them. The worst of the lot is their winger, Arjen Robben, who brings disgrace to the game every time his diving, cheating, cynical self plays.
So you have the glorious Messi versus Robben, a man with undeniable talent whose dive in injury time propelled the Dutch to an undeserved victory over the valiant Mexicans. I cannot bring myself to pick the Netherlands to win this one, although they well might.
Argentina 2-1, with the winner coming in extra time.
Pedro Velazco may be reached at email@example.com or 765-454-8572.