FOOTBALL fans and pundits have expressed relief that World Cup discussion can focus on joyless efficiency.
29-year-old soccer fanatic Tom Logan said: “The Argentinian national character is hard to summarise, which is very unhelpful when trying to sound clever in the pub.
“You know where you stand with the Germans. They’re emotionless, keen on engineering and probably about to invade somewhere despite pretending to be cool now.
“Also you have to have a sort of grudging respect for them.”
Football journalist Julian Cook said: “I’ll probably write a piece comparing the German victory to an Audi gliding down an autobahn to a sausage festival. And I’ll definitely crowbar Kraftwerk and sauerkraut into it.
“Thank God I don’t have to waste precious minutes googling facts about the Falklands.”