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Old June 11, 2014, 02:42 AM
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Team slogans

Algeria
Desert Warriors In Brazil

Argentina
Not Just A Team, We Are A Country

Australia
Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History!

Belgium
Expect The Impossible!

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dragons In Heart, Dragons On The Field!

Brazil
Brace Yourselves! The Sixth Is Coming!

Cameroon
A Lion Remains A Lion

Chile
Chi Chi Chi!, Le Le Le! Go Chile!

Colombia
Here Travels A Nation, Not Just A Team!

Costa Rica
My Passion Is Football, My Strength Is My People, My Pride Is Costa Rica

Ivory Coast
Elephants Charging Towards Brazil!

Croatia
With Fire In Our Hearts, For Croatia All As One!

Ecuador
One Commitment, One Passion, Only One Heart, This Is For You Ecuador!

England
The Dream Of One Team, The Heartbeat Of Millions!!

France
Impossible Is Not A French Word

Germany
One Nation, One Team, One Dream!

Ghana
Black Stars: Here To Illuminate Brazil

Greece
Heroes Play Like Greeks

Honduras
We Are One Country, One Nation, Five Stars On The Heart

Iran
Honour Of Persia

Italy
Let's Paint The FIFA World Cup Dream Blue

Japan
Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight!

South Korea
Enjoy It, Reds!

Mexico
Always United, Always Aztecas

Holland
Real Men Wear Orange

Nigeria
Only Together We Can Win

Portugal
The Past Is History, The Future Is Victory

Russia
No One Can Catch Us

Spain
Inside Our Hearts, The Passion Of A Champion

Switzerland
Final Stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!

Uruguay
Three Million Dreams ... Let's Go Uruguay

U.S.
United By Team, Driven By Passion
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Old June 11, 2014, 02:43 AM
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The Aussie have the worst. Who thought that up? The Dutch one is nice.
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Old June 11, 2014, 11:03 PM
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Let's start with easy ones. Try not to google.

  • Fastest goal (as in from start time)
  • Last minute goal.
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Old June 13, 2014, 03:09 AM
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A lot of weird debate amongst some of the yuppie crowd here in Dhaka about Neymar's "ethnicity". Typical of the Bangali petit-bourgeois coconuts, the ignorant conjectures are laced with racist undertones. As if they are actually as White on the outside as they wanna be on the inside, just the way their colonial masters wanted them to be! Of course most in this crowd are Argentina supporters with very little idea about how phenomenally racist that society is, and just how much they're hated for by all of their neighbors except a similarly racist Uruguay. I've been there twice and can't say the stereotype is unfounded.

Anyway, the local coconut community believes that Neymar has some Asian blood as well given his fondness for Manga inspired hairstyles. There is a very large Japanese-Brazilian community in the country but Neymar has no Asian blood. Like most Brazilians, he's of Indigenous, Portuguese and African descent, and like most Brazilians, he's proud and celebratory of this diversity. Unlike many Argentines who tend to deny non-White blood if they have any, and openly refer to multiracial people in their neighboring countries and "mutts" and "monkeys". But ignorance is bliss and delusionary self-loathing pretty much defines the coconut community so eager to go down on Argentine divers and druggies playing the game.[/rant]

Here's a photo of Neymar's dad, mom and little brother and sister.

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Old June 13, 2014, 03:50 AM
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Sohel - you mix with the wrong crowd. Perhaps the right progressive and enlightened folks are few and far between. It's often better to walk the lonely path then get early ulcers.
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Old June 13, 2014, 06:54 AM
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^You're right.
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Old June 13, 2014, 08:45 AM
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Neymar's family is beautiful!

I'm so scared of Bangladesh's petit-bourgeois community. Might explain why I don't have friends.
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Old June 13, 2014, 09:31 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Zunaid
Team slogans

Algeria
Desert Warriors In Brazil


Welcome to the rainforest and prepared to get wet.

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Argentina
Not Just A Team, We Are A Country
Who's the genius that came up with this one? Athar Ali Khan or some other dude with the talent to overstate the obvious?

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Australia
Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History!
Wow!

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Belgium
Expect The Impossible!
Tui kor!

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dragons In Heart, Dragons On The Field!
I like this for some reason.

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Brazil
Brace Yourselves! The Sixth Is Coming!
Sad that this is the best they came up with.

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Cameroon
A Lion Remains A Lion
Remains to be seen but I don't think so. They get old and become emaciated, docile and lazy cats waiting for death at the Mirpur Zoo.

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Chile
Chi Chi Chi!, Le Le Le! Go Chile!
Chhi, chhi, le, le, dilam tomare ... Motin-level poetry I see.

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Colombia
Here Travels A Nation, Not Just A Team!
AKA Cartel mules ...

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Costa Rica
My Passion Is Football, My Strength Is My People, My Pride Is Costa Rica
Like this.

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Ivory Coast
Elephants Charging Towards Brazil!
Moushumi in BraJil? How'd she manage tickets?

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Croatia
With Fire In Our Hearts, For Croatia All As One!
Like this.

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Ecuador
One Commitment, One Passion, Only One Heart, This Is For You Ecuador!
Blah blah blah ...

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England
The Dream Of One Team, The Heartbeat Of Millions!!
Keep on dreaming.

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France
Impossible Is Not A French Word
Neither is dysfunction.

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Germany
One Nation, One Team, One Dream!
Scary flashbacks galore ...

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Ghana
Black Stars: Here To Illuminate Brazil
Not possible. Black lights simply don't work that way.

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Greece
Heroes Play Like Greeks
But Greeks play like Mahmudullah Riyad.

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Honduras
We Are One Country, One Nation, Five Stars On The Heart
See Ecuador, one country but many nations.

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Iran
Honour Of Persia
I suppose most of the creative folks are still in prison for opposing Ahmadinejad.

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Italy
Let's Paint The FIFA World Cup Dream Blue
Not bad but you won't be paintin' nothin' goodfellas.

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Japan
Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight!
Fight as opposed to ... Seppuku? I like it.

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South Korea
Enjoy It, Reds!
The best one. These guys know how to have group fun.

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Mexico
Always United, Always Aztecas
Always Aztecas, rarely united. 4 Coaches over 41 games, NICE!

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Holland
Real Men Wear Orange
And it is the new black too.

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Nigeria
Only Together We Can Win
Epiphany! Better late than never.

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Portugal
The Past Is History, The Future Is Victory
Actually the past will continue in but with more metrosexual sulking and douchery.

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Russia
No One Can Catch Us
That's what Khrushchev wanted after "burying the West".

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Spain
Inside Our Hearts, The Passion Of A Champion
Welcome to the "One Star Forever Club". So an Englishman, a Frenchman and a Spaniard walk into a country inn not named Fawlty Towers ...

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Switzerland
Final Stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!
A fondue cart in this heat, really?

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Uruguay
Three Million Dreams ... Let's Go Uruguay
Dekhi koi jas ...

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U.S.
United By Team, Driven By Passion
Driven by Germans ...

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Bangladesh
Jodi Laigga Jai
BraJil-ArZentina thakte amra khelum kyala?
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Old June 13, 2014, 11:04 AM
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Love it SNR
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Old June 14, 2014, 01:10 AM
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Love it SNR
Thanks ZK. The Bangladesh slogan could also be: "Living vicariously through nations who can actually play the game, one World Cup at a time."
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