You see, when you play a sport, and you get good at it and you play people that are at your skill level, you get used to those people. You get accustomed to their fakes, their charges, their fancy tricks. But what happens if you play against people who are a higher skill level? Well, obviously you'd lose, right?
No, that is not necessarily true. You may actually win.
You see, those people also got used to playing people in their general skill level. Now, unless if both teams/players knew all the moves for that sport, just that one team could not perform well while doing some move, but the other one can, that's a different issue.
In my school, we had this soccer tournament thing between the language classes. It was my class (the French class, which had no soccer players) versus the German class (which had, like, 10 soccer players). So, while most of the girls sat out of the game, I stayed in and played. I decided on playing defense, since I am so horribly clumsy sometimes. I am fast, just that I can't kick a ball, keep it in my possession, and keep running easily.
Anyways, when I actually had to do something, I was honestly scared. Everyone said that this kid, that was coming at me, played soccer and that he's one of the best. He started doing these fancy tricks in front of me, faking left and right, while I just followed along so he couldn't get to the goal. I didn't do any fancy tricks. I just watched his feet.
He was doing this one trick, and the ball went further away from him. I saw my chance and took it. I dodged him, stole the ball, ran and kicked it down to the offenders. The kid just gave me this incredulous stare, like he couldn't believe that I just stole the ball from him. Heck, I could believe it myself!
I won my battle, but we lost the war. But I just wanted to say that sometimes, if you ARE playing against a better team, they might expect more than a little dodge. So they prepare for the difficult stuff, while all you can do is the simple stuff. It's when you attack in an unexpected way, when you would win.
Well, even if I can't play it, I can watch soccer. Sadly, the US team is out, but I can't wait to watch Brazil play!