Not-on-your-own goal: Just you, 3 billion others and one World Cup
In the fragmented world of television, live sports broadcasts remain the only events that retain the aura of turning the whole world into one global village, watching the same thing at the same time.
Last weekend was supposed to be the first of a consecutive four in which soccer aficionados all over the world would be glued to their screens, following the 2014 World Cup games in Brazil. However, in Israel grim reality interfered, with all broadcast channels switching to a continuous breaking news mode after the kidnapping of three Israeli youngsters in the West Bank.
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