Sporting defeats enjoyed around the world

Jimmy Leach
Saturday 19 October 2013 05:59

Australia's early exit from the Twenty 20 World Cup has produced much cheery gloating in the British press. Schaudenfraude may be a German word, but the emotion is universal.

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These are the defeats that the rest of the world has enjoyed more because of the identity of the loser than the status of the victor.

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