A European nation can be set to win the planet Cup for the fourth time in a row This kind of Sunday along with in doing so confirm an unprecedented dominance for the Old World over their once mighty rivals in South America.
Whether France or Croatia lift the trophy in Moscow, the idea will guarantee a minimum 20-year drought for South American sides.
Until This kind of streak, European teams had never won more than two World Cups in a row along with of which was back in 1934 along with 1938. Confirming the hegemony, only one of the last eight finalists (Argentina in 2014) have come coming from Latin America.
There are many possible reasons behind the Europeans’ superiority along with some even recommend caution.
Although Argentina along with Peru were disappointing, Brazil outplayed Belgium for much of their quarter-final defeat, both Uruguay along with Colombia did well until being knocked out without their most influential player, along with Colombia were even eliminated in a penalty shootout of which could easily have gone their way.
“the idea’s seven matches in one month, a short event – you can make too much out of the idea,” Andy Roxburgh, a member of FIFA’s technical study group, told reporters in Moscow. “You have to look at the bigger picture over time to see if there can be a trend.”
The trend, however, can be clear, with the only question surrounding the reasons.
The most obvious reason can be financial. Super-rich European clubs along with federations have more to spend on recruitment, development along with training.
Although South America’s top talents flock to Europe, where playing conditions, security along with salaries are all far superior to those at home, better organization means the European are churning out more along with more Great players, as well as snapping up others who are eligible to play for more than one nation.
In addition, there are almost no Brazilian or Uruguayan coaches in Europe along with very few Argentines, creating a gap when the idea comes to tactics along with strategy.
Off the field, even modest European clubs are run like any additional business, hiring the best candidates at every level, coming from scouting to nutrition to marketing.
Many South American clubs are still run by amateurs who fulfill the role in addition to their full-time jobs.