Opinion: One more time about football

Over the last month a lot of world’s men and fewer women were indulged in a football fiesta which was held in Brazil. Truth to be told, there are a lot of people who do not like football. English photographer David Bailey once said that he imagines hell to consist of four men in a car talking about football.
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