Compelling World Cup Worth a Periodic Embrace

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One of the many reasons I look forward to the World Cup every four years is the chance to channel my inner Sylvester Stallone.As Capt. Robert Hatch in 1981’s “Victory,” Stallone had to pass himself off as a goalkeeper in a POWs-vs.-Germans exhibition football match in order to help facilitate the Allied prisoners pulling the ultimate fast one on their Nazi captors.It’s “The Great Escape” meets “The Longest Yard” meets “Hogan’s Heroes,” and it...

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