@MikeGosot: Care to elaborate? Latin countries tend to play more of a "finesse" style which basically means they bitch any time they get touched. European players tend to play more of an "aggressive" style which means they don't mind getting hit as much and certainly don't mind hitting someone else. I have observed this to be true through watching many world cups, watching how the two styles interact with each other on the big stage. I have even listened to announcers talk about this exact thing on several different occasions.
So again, care to elaborate?