La Albieceleste have been the best so far

An Argentina fan attends the Group B match against Nigeria at Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg.

La Albieceleste have been the best side in the preliminary stages with three comprehensive wins.

The two-time champions, coached by the legendary Diego Maradona, beat Nigeria 1-0 in their opener before thrashing South Korea 4-1 and beating Greece 2-0.

In doing so they consolidated their status as one of the favourites.

Image: An Argentina fan

The English Lions have been disappointing

An England fan looks on before their Group C match against Algeria at Green Point stadium in Cape Town.

England, one of the favourites ahead of the competition, have disappointed thus far in South Africa.

The Fabio Capello-coached side drew their opening matches against USA and minnows Algeria before scraping past Slovenia 1-0.

However, they qualified second behind USA in their group and face an intriguing second round match against three-time champions Germany.

Image: An English fan

Samba Boys have been impressive

A Brazilian fan dances before the public screening of their match against North Korea during the FIFA Fan Fest on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.

Team Brazil have not disappointed their fans, playing trademark football and winning all their games thus far.

Image: A Brazilian fan