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How Conformity Kidnapped Soccer

WSJ: Not so long ago, the World Cup was soccer's clash of civilizations: the Italians played deadbolt defense, the English always hoofed the ball upfield and the Dutch could safely be relied upon to run rings around everyone else.

But if there's any lesson to be gleaned from the eight teams that remain in the 2010 World Cup, it's that the world's game is getting homogeneous.

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5039d ago
polarbear5039d ago

The style took over because it worked
Now the game is mostly who can do the most tricks