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Donny Mahoney

Published 18/06/2014 | 02:30

FIFA President Sepp Blatter
FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Last winter, in these pages, I hectored Daniel McDonnell of this parish for his unwavering love for international football. Well, I'm delighted to say after a week of the 2014 World Cup: I'm back, baby!

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Still, I remain in the dark as to why international football all of a sudden has shaken off its cagey, results-driven modus operandi for something far more exciting.

I do have some crack theories.

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