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Winds of football change blow in Russia

Winds of football change blow in Russia

ASSOCIATED PRESS, Jul 09 NIZHNY NOVGOROD (Russia)
The mini-revolt that started eight months ago, when Sweden toppled Italy in qualifying and barred the four-time champions from the World Cup for the first time since 1958, is blowing up into a full rebellion at the tournament itself.Brazil, Argentina and Germany, a virtual World Cup dictatorship that won 11 of the last 20 tournaments, have all been knocked out before the semi-finals. That is a World Cup first.
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