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We’ve made it through the first round of the Group Stage and so far we’ve had:
- 49 goals
- 6 penalties
- 3 own goals
- a physio stretchered off
- 46 yellows cards shown
- 3 red cards (none of which were shown to Sergio Ramos)
- a goal in the first 30 seconds
- the reigning champions defeated 1-5 by the runner-ups
The BBC commentator mentioned that Costa Rica manager Jorge Luis Pinto has a motto: the braver the bull, the better the bullfight. And then he said: “and Costa Rica have been very brave.”
That’s the thing: Pinto knows his team are outsiders, but he doesn’t think of them as the bull. He thinks they’re the matador.
Somehow, in England, we think of our team as the bull. And deep down so do they.
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