Unless you have been in a cave or just hate football (soccer to the un initiated J), you know by now that Argentina just beat the Dutch. But did you know how many woodwork ( the goal used to be made of wood and not metal) shots there were – shots that hit the goal but didn’t go in? Or that Argentina made 639 passes compared to 818 for the Dutch? And by the way, Netherland covered slightly more distance than Argentina but significantly more distance with possession of the ball? Or the completion rate of the passes and whether they were long, medium or short? And on and on and on.
Perhaps this question is a bit premature considering the World Cup is just getting underway in Brazil. Every indication, if you believe the daily press, is that the event is a disaster in the making. In this article “As Brazil Barrels Toward World Cup, Brazilians Aren’t Feeling It” there appears to be one BUT, the World Cup will happen despite the bad taste it has left in the mouths of Brazilians.