…pipped at the post…

…literally…

One lesson in the World Cup 2014, nothing is guaranteed if Messi and di Maria are at all loose on the field. In any case, Argentina, Celestial(!) Blue, against Switzerland should declare a national holiday in honour of that left goalpost in Arena Sao Paolo. Then again the Pope is …? Which means, to win,  Belgium (de Rode Duivels!!!) with some key defenders available should have to have at least two up in the final minute against a team even without Aguero- fortunately they won’t have to face a (historic German?) defense or goalie like the US’s…

…as for the formidable Team USA whose players are better known outside than inside the US where football is something other than football, the team acquitted itself remarkably, spectacularly well – despite the cynical support of the exceptional class of self-promoters (‘No, no, Team USA is in white. that one is Dempsey. That one is Howard – he’s called the goalie’…)…

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