Hm, don't agree with this. Argentina maybe wasn't quite as smooth as 2006 team but was still good in 2010, looked class in the group stages, would have put 4 or 5 past the Nigerians but their keeper had the game of his life. Everyone said Messi was below par, but only because he didn't score, but he was coming very close, good dribbles, and creating goals and chances for others. he actually had a superb and much under rated tournament. Going into the Germany game Argentina was much fancied to win, at least in the British media that I was watching at the time. I think they were just beaten tactically by Germany on the day. Messi had his worst game of the tournament at the wrong moment, he was just running down blind allies and getting disposessed. Ha, you must be getting sick of Germany by now, I think that's 3 world cups in a row they beat Argentina.