Japan, so you shock the world by taking a lead on Brazil in the 34th minute and make it impossible not to cheer for you, the unabashed underdog in this match.  I'll forget the fact that the a naturalized Brazilian playing for you had the assist on your goal (Joga Bonito has indeed gone global.)  Brazil's tying goal was a thing of beauty was it not?  

Thanks Japan for giving us hope in the underdog.  Speaking of which, am I the only one who  roots for the underdog when watching a match between 2 teams which I have no vested interest in?  Really though, I was watching Spain and Saudi Arabia, and I found myself rooting for the Saudis (the Moor occupation of Spain nonwithstanding.)

There is something about upsets in sports, this is especially evident during the NCAA Basketball Tournament. 


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