The beautiful game exhibited its sense of irony on Tuesday night, as the Greeks survived the ‘Euro crisis’ taking place in Brazil.
Three European giants, former World Champions Italy, Spain and England, have been knocked out of the World Cup in the first round and Portugal are hanging on by a thread.
These vaunted European teams had come in to the tournament with star-studded line-ups, handpicked from cash-rich football leagues. Their unexpected implosion in the first round of the tournament will pose some serious questions about the effectiveness of these leagues.
England looked the most hapless. Their old guard looked tired and their younger players looked out of depth.