This is how you deal with Balkan battlers. Argentina’s thrilling performance in demolishing Serbia & Montenegro 6-0 with a display of incisive, irresistible football, cohesive teamwork and individual brilliance surely makes them firm favourites for the trophy. What a contrast with the unexciting and unconvincing win over Croatia by a rather complacent Brazil. It will be very hard for many teams to live with this Argentine team, should they maintain this form. It is hard to see how Adriano, Ronaldo, Cafu and the rest, even with Kaka and Ronaldinho, can match the likes of Riquelme, Cambiasso, Mascherano, Messi and Tevez.