Hmmmm. I'm beginning to doubt my own theory (see previous posts here and here). This World Cup, each game's outcome should be dictated by the excellence and popularity of its national cuisine. Is there any food more universally-loved than Italian? Of course, Costa Rica has marvellous fresh produce and dozens of other reasons to like the place. It's got 18 distinct biospheres! But food-wise last night's game should have been a no-brainer. (Possibly football-wise too, but I'm no pundit.)
If Nigeria doesn't win tonight, I may have to recant.