There was a conspicuous act of bravery in the second half of this week's World Cup championship game.
The French team, which won 4-2, was bold and deft. Many of its players are immigrants, or children of immigrants, from Africa. Its victory was also seen as a triumph over bigots in France who have vilified and attacked immigrants.
The Croatian national team was dauntless. Several of its players were from families who were refugees when their country was torn by war.