Tuesday 23 January 2018

Rio, Rodgers and Sepp factor have made game beautiful again

FIFA President Sepp Blatter
FIFA President Sepp Blatter

Donny Mahoney

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!

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.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss