As I write this, Brazil has been trounced by Germany in the Football World Cup, and the Netherlands have lost on penalties to Argentina. Sadly, England’s participation seems a distant memory!
By now, it will all be over. The bitter experience that is the 3rd and 4th place play-off, plus the final itself. And that means the soul searching about what went wrong - and to a lesser extent what went right - in each team’s performance will be underway. In this example, that will be happening all over the world too.
Each will be trying to ‘turn negatives into positives’ and ‘learn lessons’ in order to be better in future tournaments. Do you do similar post-mortems into your teams’ performance? I guess you do. Maybe, you don’t call it that, but reviewing results and planning changes is an integral part of the management process and critical to maintaining or improving your competitive position.