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  1. Germany’s Long-Term Plan for Soccer Dominance

    Germany’s epic 7-1 demolition of host Brazil in the World Cup semifinal may have been more than a decade in the making. Since 2002, the Deutscher Fussball Bund has conducted a thorough search to find and train the nation’s best young soccer talent, and three of Tuesday’s scorers came from this generation. By some estimates, the current squad is just the tip of a very large iceberg of youthful talent that could keep Germany on top for years to come.


    Businessweek, Grantland

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