The way those three players timed their turn brings up another important point. You’ve got to turn to your left, sure. But how? Like a disapproving dad, a la Iran’s Javad Nekounam? Like a terrified bunny rabbit, as we see from Croatia’s Luka Modrić? Like an automaton, like Ecuador’s Jefferson Montero? Like a man hugging himself after a long therapy session, like Ghana’s Kwadwo Asamoah?
Further World Cup reading: Lionel Messi is very impressive, on the field and in the stats. The World Cup, redesigned looks at what an aesthetically-modified tournament would look like. And last but not least, an Australian-developed wearable is giving Columbia the technological edge. (Too bad they’re out, James Rodriguez’s first goal against Uruguay was bloody fantastic.)