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16th June, 2019

Nine summers ago, my then girlfriend (now wife) and I flew to Buenos Aires just as the 2010 World Cup was building to a climax in South Africa. The idea behind our choice of destination was that we would enjoy ringside seats as football fever gripped the city, with the Argentinian nation bracing itself for a hot-blooded, wild-eyed charge into the latter stages of the tournament.

The holiday failed to meet expectations. The weather was dreary,...

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