The view from Germany

The sweet taste of failure

February 8, 2013
By Uli Hesse
(Disclaimer: This piece does not contain product placement.)

There was a lot of talk about curses this week. "Germany overcome the France curse," headlined a wire report on Wednesday, after our national team had triumphed 2-1 at the Stade de France to register their first win on French soil since 1935. Meanwhile, a popular sports website declared: "Victory in Paris! Germans overcome their French curse!"

However, what the Paris win should have truly ended for good is the talk ...

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