On the world stage, in sport, there is always that one team which is ahead of all others in the fray. The term coined for them is favourites, writes Chetan Narula in his preview of the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
Presently, in international football, Spain are that team, a glorious example. But imagine them entering a World Cup or Euro without that tag. Imagine them down at everybody's level or everybody else at their level. That would mean all are equals and no one in particular has any forward momentum to lift the trophy.
17 September 2012