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January 05, 2015

What we often miss in World Cups

I spent a fair bit of the football World Cup in Brazil last summer eating Japanese food with Barney Ronay, so the tone of his review of the tournament in the Guardian amid all the end-of-year retrospectives didn't come as a great surprise. He spoke of the excitement of the early rounds, the tremendous flair and skill and unpredictability of the group stage, and of the sense of disappointment as a more familiar, more cautious football took over (with the glorious exception of Germany's 7-1 win over Brazil in the semi-final).

Source: ESPN Cricinfo