Football is a funny old game but so is football analysis.
“It’s a game of two halves”, “the referee is blind” and “England nil” are just some of the phrases likely to be heard over the next four weeks as the football sorry American readers World Cup kicks off in Brazil on Friday.
Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, UBS and PwC have each had a crack at predicting the country they expect to lift the ultimate team trophy again, sorry American readers on July 13. And no, Deutsche Bank has not plumped for Germany.
In a move surely designed to flood the England camp...