The gap at the top is di­min­ish­ing

Sportstar - - WORLD CUP DIARY - SU­NIL CHHETRI

Most of the games at the World Cup were very in­ter­est­ing be­cause so many games were hard fought. For a na­tion like ours, it was a good one be­cause we saw the smaller teams hurt the big­ger ones.

This World Cup was a spe­cial one in many dif­fer­ent ways, but the fact that many of the so­called smaller teams did so well is right up there. It was a shock to see teams like Italy and Hol­land not mak­ing it to the tour­na­ment. If you see the

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Crash­ing out: Ger­many's Me­sut Ozil (left) and Mats Hum­mels af­ter their de­feat to South Korea at Kazan on June 27.

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