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July 06, 1998
Admit it. You've tried to get into soccer, but like most Americans you don't have much of a feel for the sport, and there's been so little scoring in the World Cup that you're not sure if that 2-nil game you just saw was a blowout or a nail-biter. Here's a little perspective: Compare the number of wins by three or more goals in the single-elimination rounds of the last five World Cups with the number of painfully lopsided victories in recent postseasons of the NBA, the NFL and major league baseball.
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July 06, 1998

Statitudes

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Admit it. You've tried to get into soccer, but like most Americans you don't have much of a feel for the sport, and there's been so little scoring in the World Cup that you're not sure if that 2-nil game you just saw was a blowout or a nail-biter. Here's a little perspective: Compare the number of wins by three or more goals in the single-elimination rounds of the last five World Cups with the number of painfully lopsided victories in recent postseasons of the NBA, the NFL and major league baseball.

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