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Watching the World Cup, there are, it seems to me, two winning ingredients. One is the truly world class performer, a Messi or a Suarez. The other is intensity, or as many South American coaches in particular cultivate it, ‘relentless intensity.’

Spain have lost it. England never had it, unlike ‘tiny’ Uruguay- who had intensity and Suarez. Even footballing minnows Iran held out with intensity against the much superior Argentina until the 91st minute when fatigue, and world class Messi, made the difference Continue reading