so long USA

One result from yesterday that caught my eye was in th Womens’ Football World Cup where Brazil beat the seemingly unbeatable USA team 4-0. I think that’s the US team’s first reverse in over 50 games. It’s hell of a run but I’m glad it ended because, well, they stuffed England in the, yes, Quarter Finals. I’m tempted to think that instead of gold stars for WC wins we should add the letters QF beneath the 3 Lions on all England team shirts, signifying our love affair with major tournaments almost always ends at this point.

Anyway now the final will be between Brazil and Germany. Wow. Isn’t that a WC line-up that you’d like to see in the men’s game (semi-final stage, of course, England having qualified for the final already)? I cannot recall a match up between these two giants at the biggest cup of all. Can you? As to the women’s final let’s hope it’s 11-0 to Brazil. Not that I hold anything against the Germans, apart from ’90 and ’96.


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