Yesterday, the Dutch team stunned the soccer world by upsetting World Cup favorites Brazil, 2-1. This morning, the Germans dealt Argentina a crushing 4-0 defeat. Both teams have advanced to World Cup semis, and might well face each other in the July 11 finals.
I think the correlation here is clear -- if you want to secure international sporting glory for your nation, you really ought to book a bigband gig for me somewhere within your borders during the tournament. You know, just to be safe.