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German football as an indicator of the country’s steady decline

During the FIFA World Cup currently being hold in Qatar, Germany beat underdog Costa Rica 4:2 in its third and last game in group E on December 1st, 2022. Interestingly enough, it was the same result as in 2002, when both teams met for the opening match of the tournament then jointly organized by Japan and South Korea. I remember watching...

German football as an indicator of the country’s steady decline

During the FIFA World Cup currently being hold in Qatar, Germany beat underdog Costa Rica 4:2 in its third and last game in group E on December 1st, 2022. Interestingly enough, it was the same result as in 2002, when both teams met for the opening match of the tournament then jointly organized by Japan and South Korea. I remember watching that unequal duel in a bar in Taipei with a very good friend from that Spanish speaking nation, back then a diplomatic ally and a staunch supporter of Taiwan on the international stage. Despite this year’s victory, which was even briefly...

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