July 10, 2014

Let's Learn to Love Germany

Simon Winder, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

The skill and efficiency of its football team reflects a country that is wealthier, happier and more dynamic than Britain.

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July 9, 2014
Why Germany Crushed Brazil
Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View
Germans are having a hard time believing what happened Tuesday night in Brazil. Sure, they are celebrating their country's 7:1 win over the home favorites in a World Cup semifinal -- street musicians on Berlin's S-Bahn are... more ››
July 3, 2014
World Cup Revives Old Border Wars
Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post
And then there were eight. The World Cup quarterfinals kick off Friday with two regional grudge matches: Brazil takes on an effervescent Colombia in the city of Fortaleza, while France faces Germany in Rio de Janeiro. more ››
June 27, 2014
A Very Un-American Triumph
John Cassidy, The New Yorker
How do you celebrate a loss? The English, who have long glorified their country’s valiant second-place finishers, don’t have a problem with it. But Americans? Surely, we are all about winning, coming out on top,... more ››
July 9, 2014
World Cup Loss Threatens Dilma's Reelection
Nery & Cruz, Folha
What will be the political and economic reverberations of Tuesday's historic humiliation of Brazil’s soccer team? The government of President Dilma Rousseff is already on alert, fearing that the national bad mood left by the... more ››
The World Cup will be in Qatar in eight years, though some human rights activists and soccer officials have been calling for a re-vote on the 2022 host; if that takes place, Qatar would likely lose the Cup due to charges of... more ››