A Luka Modic penalty kick in the 4th minute put Croatia ahead of Austria, 1-0, in the pair’s Group B opener earlier today, an encounter the Telegraph’s Alan Smith wrote “has the whole of Austria expecting the worst.”   Presumably, the populace will not be mollified by the documentary film (above) that projects “The Miracle Of Vienna” (video link courtesy The Offside).

We’re a day into the tournament and already there’s no shortage of dubious decsions. But enough about ESPN’s hiring of David Hirshey to provide soccer commentary  — a fascinating sports journalism/publishing circle jerk that didn’t quite climax with Hirshey’s role as Will Leitch’s book editor, nor Leitch providing the latter with a highly trafficked vehicle for football blogging — Switzerland had a rough Saturday, too.