Convergence at the World Cup

The Impossibility of Social Justice Convergence: the more an institution converges towards the highest abstract standard of social and distributive justice, the less it is able to perform its primary function.

Japan have pulled off the second stunning upset of the Qatar World Cup by beating four-times winners Germany in the latest embarrassment for the tournament veterans. In echoes of Argentina’s humiliating defeat to Saudi Arabia just over 24 hours earlier, Germany took the lead through a first-half penalty but a spirited fightback saw the underdogs claim a famous 2-1 victory.