We sat down for some dinner outside a pub.
A large TV screen was put up and the chairs started to fill up when the game Argentina – France started.
After the 1st half, the bomb exploded into many goals.
Very soon France has made an impressive score of 4:2 around the 70th minute.
“Argentina has no change anymore”, the reporter announced, “seems like it’s over this big football country”.
While this ended up to be the truth, they still had 20 minutes left.
They actually did manage to score another goal in that time (!)
What if it had been Germany instead of Argentina?
Germany, who has always been known to fight till the very last second.
(Expect for this time. They haven’t been doing very well).
Would he reporter have said the same if it was Germany with “only” 20 minutes left on the clock?
Guess it’s all about perception.
I just looked up the result of the next game, Uruguay – Portugal by reading the following article: Uruguay Eliminates Ronaldo and Portugal From World Cup.
Let me phrase a remarkable part of the text:
A day started with Lionel Messi being knock out of the World Cup ended with his rival as the world’s best player, Christiano Ronaldo, eliminated as well.
What about the other 10?
What about the coach?
What about the team spirit?
Maybe this is exact reason why 2 of the most favorite football countries have “failed” this time.
I guess it’s, Congratulations to Suarez 😉