It would be the end of the world. There would be calls for coaching manuals to be torn up, for an overhaul of the youth academies at the clubs and at the F.A., for all the PE teachers to be sacked, for a new Prime Minister and for the Olympics to be scrapped to save any further embarrassment.
But in Holland? Besides a dressing room spat or two or three or four, they will all smoke a joint, go to a swingers club, shrug and get on with producing a team to challenge for the next World Cup.
Life goes on in Holland and Russia because, at the end of the day, football is sport and sport isn't really life or death!