even if that terrorizing is somewhat less coordinated.
And I think there's some very real value in that.
The Golden Snitch
Is worth 150 goals and ends the game.
One of the most notorious elements of the game of soccer is the diving – the act of pretending to be tripped or fouled to try and be awarded a penalty or foul shot. It's common to see an elite player, at the first sign of a tackle, go hurtling to the ground as if he was just shot by a Pussy-Ray.
Although the horrible men who run the game will state otherwise, the rules of football specifically encourage this behavior. The potential rewards for diving are so high and the potential downsides so non-existent, that in many cases it's foolish for an attacking player
not to dive.
The chance of gaining a small competitive edge via a dive is worth it in exchange for looking like a man who falls over from his own farts.
Argentina are a favorite to win this year by people who make it a point to know these things (old men in cafes?). Led by their coach Drago Madonna, himself a champion from Argentina's legendary football/cocaine squads of the 80s, the Argentinians have the talent and experience to win it all. More importantly, these are also the guys who scream GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! after goals are scored, which is a big hit with some people.
Argentinian Team Jersey.
Another traditional powerhouse, the Germans are a little less feared this year, having lost dangerous midfielder Klaus Hundfocker and many other veteran players to the mandatory euthanasia program Germany implemented in the 1980s, when a poor translation of the film