Business of Sport: Spain's dethroning can't hide past glory

Ewan MacKenna: World Cup Diary from Brazil.

22nd June, 2014
Spain's Sergio Busquets reacts after a missed chance in the game against Chile. Picture: Getty

That’s the problem with the ending of eras. No matter how glorious the past, there’s a natural focus on the present. No matter how brilliant the life, few look beyond the brutality of the death. No matter how wonderful the genius behind a steep and stunning rise, there’s no seeing past the cracks and flaws which force ultimate humility. But the higher you fly, the harder you come crashing down and no team will ever...

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