Let us not, in this moment, be bitter. Let us instead heed the homily of Sepp Blatter when he tells us that football's fundamental lesson is learning how to lose. Which in England we usually do where football is concerned.
Let us instead, from our position of humiliation, celebrate the victors. Like Russia. Lucky Russia: eight long years to build 13 stadiums and find a load of grass for the one they already have.
Oddly, none of the money required for that vast herding of white elephants over the next decade will come from the Zurich gnomes. But prime minister Putin - who, you suspect given hisRead More »from England learning how to lose