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Goodbye Bafana

On my final night in Little Athens, the Greek insisted on my learning some cultural history essential to understanding the meaning of Greece’s progress through the tournament. We began on YouTube, with a trawl through Greece’s entries to the Eurovision song contest starting with the magnificent 2002 entry Say the Password; a song and performance of such excoriating awfulness that the bottom from third place it received appears generous. Greece, increasingly heady and cocky on its suicidal spending…

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