Great to see everyone is confident about us getting past France, I'm not so sure myself... Guess it'll depend on whether our coach finally develops some balls and makes sure the starting line up includes Robinho and / or Juninho (with Cicinho or either Gilberto as bonus). If that happens, I'm confident we can take them on (and give them a right thrashing too), otherwise, it's going to be tough (even if France isn't doing so well, since, after all, so are we).
But what about Spain? Poor bastards... I really pity the Spanish in the World Cup; they never, ever get to do well! They seemed cursed / doomed to fail time and time again, which is a shame, since they play some really nice football too (and have had some excellent players throughout the ages). Ah well, one day they'll make it... probably.