Germany thumped Argentina 4-0. The Europeans put on a master class of organization and tactical astuteness to overcome a team that could not make its individual brilliance count.
Gonzalo Higuaín scored three goals alone, lifting Argentina over South Korea and showing that they are serious contenders in the South Africa World Cup.
In Argentina vs. Nigeria, Argentina's narrow 1-0 victory might have been greater but for Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyema's outstanding match. Argentina next faces South Korea, which easily beat Greece 2-0.