Host country Brazil took care of business in its opening match vs. Japan, winning 3-0 in Brasilia.
Stea: I'll be the first to admit that I support Clinton, and that I'm biased as a result. But even when I set aside my personal political beliefs, I don't see how you can rationally claim that Trump won anything last night, save perhaps for an award for looking like an idiot. I watched that debate. When the debate began, Trump was doing his best to present the "calm" and "reserved" look. I don't think that he's very good at it, but he's clearly made the calculation that if he wants to win, he has to convince people he's not a raving lunatic or mindless fool. He managed to keep up that appearance for a whopping fifteen minutes. But then Clinton started criticizing him. At that point, any pretense of self control vanished. He became angry, roared insults, and rambled on endlessly about topics completely unrelated to the questions he was being asked. Everything that has been said about his having a "thin skin" is true. She baited him repeatedly, clearly hoping he'd say dumb things. And he took the bait. Every. single. time. I've never seen such an absence of self-control before from any political candidate. His body language, complete with sighs and eye-rolls, was the type of behavior one would expect from a fourth-grader, not the leader of the free world. I can completely understand why Clinton was smiling. She turned in a commanding performance. Unlike Trump, she offered specific policy ideas. And perhaps even more surprising, she managed to communicate those ideas with simple, understandable language (she has a tendency to offer highly complicated answers). Trump finished his debate performance by blaming the moderator, blaming the microphone, and then stomping off to go back home to New York, skipping a "victory celebration" he'd planned beforehand. So don't tell me that he "won" the debate.