WITH Brazil and Uruguay falling at the quarter-final stage, the 2018 World Cup became an all-European affair, not a total surprise, but the old excuse of geographical disadvantage, used for decades to explain early disappearance in the competition by Europeans or Latin Americans, is becoming somewhat outdated Only Brazil and Germany have won the World Cup in another continent, Brazil in 1958 (Sweden), 1994 (USA) and 2002 (Japan/South Korea) and Germany in 2014 (Brazil). But given that football, like all industries, has gone global, with players from Latin America now plying their trade in Europe and the ubiquitous Brazilian found in all corners of the world, the somewhat scientific view that a European team could not win in South America and the Latins are…