South America dominate World Cup

MOSCOW | Europe, South America dominate World Cup’s knockout phase

MOSCOW — The thunder-clapping Icelanders have gone home, along with the Egyptians and Peruvians. Now comes the business end of the World Cup, a European- and South American-dominated club that rejects most new applicants as unwanted hoi polloi. The group stage is the crossroads of cultures, a mixture of multitudes filled with happiness and hope. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Europe, South America dominate World Cup’s knockout phase