European misery continues (World Cup Day 9)

This time it’s Italy. Costa Rica, the Central American country known for it’s coffees will give sleepless nights to the world’s biggest espresso consumers. Also they helped Englishmen book their return tickets.

Two observations - a complacent attitude by big teams in their second matches against perceived softer targets and the weaker teams playing with an astute defensive strategy that frustrates & then upsets the stronger ones.

Hence we are seeing interesting results