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World Cup Goal Glut Continues, Dynamic Dutch Duo of Robin and Robben, Spain's Maracanã Misery, and the Death of Tiki-Taka?

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

I previously observed that it's as if the spirit of "jogo bonito/beautiful football" has permeated this tournament and inspired the players to put on a show. And what a show it's been so far, only seven days in.

My Tale of Two World Cup Cities: Madrid vs Amsterdam

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Barry Yourgrau

I flew to Amsterdam from New York a couple of days ago, connecting through Madrid with a long layover. So happenstance offered me a paired glimpse of the two capitals from the World Cup final: red winner, orange loser.

Spain of the Good Heart

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Barry Yourgrau

Spain won a final that turned from a sporting contest to a morality play. Spain were the good guys. Holland deserted its legacy of Total Football and went for a disgraceful program of thuggish fouling.