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So much for the World Cup theories

By David Goodhart  

Spain's continued success hasn't surprised anyone

So there we have it—only the semis and the final to go, and all the big theories about the World Cup have been proved wrong. This was going to be Africa’s Cup, but with Ghana’s heart-breaking penalty miss with the last kick of the game against Uruguay it was not to be. This was going to be the Cup in which South America swept the board, but there is only one South American team in the semis.…

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