Interim columnist Michael Coren sums up his post-World Cup thoughts on the tournament and soccer over at MercatorNet. An excerpt:

The German squad included ten players who are of non-German background – Turkish, Polish, Serbian and so on – and a third of the team would not have been accepted in the Kaiser’s Germany, let alone in that of the little corporal with the dreadful moustache. The team reflected and represented the new Germany, although the Muslim player who recites Koranic verses to himself rather than sing the national anthem at the beginning of the match doesn’t make most Germans feel warm all over.