All that footage, all those games, all those goals. On the face of it the world cup was impressive stuff, politically & financially though I doubt there is the same demand for fair play. Corporate power plays don’t tend to get penalised & that is a shame. The agony & ecstasy on & off the pitch will fade into the background like the setting sun on the vast ocean.
Germany will take home the cup & the players will head back to their respective homes & clubs across the globe. The game that is football can be orchestrated in many ways. As kids we would often have to retrieve the ball after a wayward shot too high or wide in a backyard or park, at times playing until it was dark & time for tea.