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Europe Taking a Beating

18 Jun

Despite some excellent ‘second matches’ the World Cup¬†is off to a slow start with much of the attention focused on the Vuvuzela¬†and the Jabulani. The one positive to come out of the tournament – as far as I’m concerned anyway – is the re-emergence of football outside of Europe. In the 2006 World Cup Europe held sway with all four semi-finalists hailing from this continent, with only Brazil and Argentina breaking the European monopoly in the quarters. However, this World Cup appears to be marching to the beat of a different drum. Continue reading