It wasn’t so long again that a logo and a mascot were deemed good enough. Not anymore, now each FIFA tournament has to offer us a better world and a Sepp-approved future. Of course the problem with taking your self that seriously is that the public has a right to hold organizations to their own self-pronounced lofty standards. In other words if you are so full of your own self importance then you had better make sure that you…..to read more please click on the link.
So let’s consider what constitutes a dark horse and which countries have played that role at previous World Cups.The definition is a team that emerges to prominence. In that context we regularly have a dark horse at World Cups but it can be argued that we have never had a dark horse winner.
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There will four or five more articles posted by me on Forbes and Soccerly.com this week. The best idea if you would like to read them is to click the following that will take you a central depository of all the articles for each publication.
For Canadian viewers there will be appearances on Soccer Central on Monday and Wednesday this week then the show will be on hiatus during the World Cup and from then until the start of the European seasons.
The Sunday Times story of “Mohamed bin Hamman’s secret campaign to bring the World Cup to the Gulf,” is another episode in a narrative that that will not die.
The series of articles published earlier today details the lengths that Bin Hamman, a former FIFA vice-president, to read more please click on the link.
and there is more over at Soccerly.com
Iconic moments and personal memories from a dozen World Cups.