Five German villains to remember
Editor's note: The following is excerpted from "The ESPN World Cup Companion: Everything You Need to Know About the Planet's Biggest Sporting Event," copyright 2010 by David Hirshey and Roger Bennett. Reprinted by permission of ESPN Books and Ballantine Books. Available in bookstores May 4.
Along with knockwurst and Werner Herzog, Germany's great postwar gift has been to churn out soccer players the world could despise. English author David Winner claimed that "in the narrative ...
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