What does the World Cup and France winning it tell US?
France today won the World Cup of Football. While USA did not even make it into the World Cup and was eliminated by the 3rd World Country of Trinidad and Tobago.
In fact all the teams appearing in the semi-finals set aside finals were all Europeans.
Why is that? As we all know Football players come from the Middle class, so isn't the answer then that the American Middle class has been rotted?
How did this happen? Well look at what France has, as do all European Countries:
France has Government run Universal Socialized Healthcare
France has Socialized college education
etc. Social services, so that the French Middle class get Healthcare, College education, etc. free for Taxes they pay, while same costs the American Middle class untold sums!
And all these Social services that France has Trump & Republicans call "Socialism" and oppose and Clinton Democrats have not even proposed, saying "How can we afford it?"
So what you think?
You ask: "What does the World Cup and France winning it tell US?"
I generally would not reply about sport matters, but I think in this case there is much to learn for all management and leaders in why France won the World Cup.
1st and foremost it tells us that diversity makes for stronger team. For the French team, Le Blue, is the most diverse team with more than half of the players being either immigrants or born to immigrant parents. 2nd, it tells us that best managers/leaders are those whom have been in the trenches, that is have technical expertise, for the French coach was the captain of French team that won the World Cup in 1998.
But you know the US Women have won the World Cup of Football a couple of times and come 2nd a few times! SO US Women Football is like the German, French & Spanish National Men teams combined into one.With that said, I know what you mean and we sure can use more of what France and European Nations are doing and less of what Fox wants us to do.
Best World Cup ever. Thank you Russia. Cant believe the next World Cup is in Qatar!
WTF! It is 120 degrees there in Summer and unlike Russia that has many many great Cities, Qatar is a City State. FIFA please pull next World Cup out of Qatar b4 it is too late.
And yes totally agree with your Points that France is prime example of how Social services such as Government run Universal Socialized Healthcare, Socialized college education, etc. make for a much vibrant Middle class which vibrant Middle class is key to having top Football teams 🙈
France winning the World Cup was a total indication of how wrong Trump Republican policies are. Because on top of the facts that you have listed is also the fact that France was the most diverse team vs Croatia that was 100% white man team as is the Trump cabinet. Whereas the France team was like the UN diverse.