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That's incredible even ignoring their small population.Luca wrote:Also, considering that every time Uruguay has hosted a major tournament, "La Celeste" has always won (the 1930 World Cup, 7 Copas América and the 1980 Mundialito)
Yes, and I add: they have won several Copas América playing just 3 matches (especially in the earliest editions). Over the 1987 edition they even needed 2 games to become champions! But still, they remain a little wonder in international football.mattsanger92 wrote: Helped of course by the high-frequency early Copa Americas but still...
Pieter, I bet this time you are not too sorry about the elimination of the last Asian team...pieter wrote: the gap between the small confederations (Africa, Asia and CONCACAF) is getting bigger every 4 years....
hope to see other results in the 2nd round ...
It's a nice thought, and I like the sentiment, but you forgot to factor in that that would get in the way of it coming home...Kirill wrote:Really hoping for a Belgium - Croatia final. It's high time a new team win it.
Not in the least, since home is where the heart is. Look for footage of celebrations last night in Croatia for example.mattsanger92 wrote:... you forgot to factor in that that would get in the way of it coming home...
Damn you and your meme-destroying logic.Kirill wrote:Not in the least, since home is where the heart is. Look for footage of celebrations last night in Croatia for example.mattsanger92 wrote:... you forgot to factor in that that would get in the way of it coming home...
Hahaha...! But what happened to the famous trumpets of the English fans? I seem to have never heard them at this World Cup. I had always heard them at least from the 1996 European Championship, but they seem to have disappeared. If I well remember the name was "The English Band" or something...mattsanger92 wrote: In the meantime there's only a few days for England fans to find a suitably famous Croatian export to conduct celebrations in:
Exactly like it happened in 2002: Brazil faced Turkey in the group stage and then in the semi-finals.pieter wrote: seems group G was the strongest with 2 teams in the semi-finals
Close, it's "The England Band", and it might be down to less fans travelling to Russia this time around, maybe they were amongst the absentees.Luca wrote:Hahaha...! But what happened to the famous trumpets of the English fans? I seem to have never heard them at this World Cup. I had always heard them at least from the 1996 European Championship, but they seem to have disappeared. If I well remember the name was "The English Band" or something...
Well played, dominated the first half and almost got the team goal of the tournament in the second (but of course Eric Dier almost got the best individual goal ). England has to settle for our joint 2nd-best World Cup performance, those bronze medals would've capped off a great run and made it the best non-hosted World Cup we've ever had.pieter wrote: anyway, our best WC ever: 7 played, 6 won , 1 defeat (1-0).....third place....Belgium can be proud and we beat Brasil and England (twice)....
for the final I think all Belgium will support Croatia
My congratulation !pieter wrote: I am glad we took 3rd place, it is more then I expected
And if you listened "Freed From Desire" it's thanks to an Italian (the original singer).Antikov wrote:
As a result, 10 cases when I listened at the stadiums "Freed from desire" during the 2018 FIFA World Cup matches.
I still think writing "Bayern Munich" in English is an odd juxtaposition. It be either "Bavaria Munich," or "Bayern München."TheRoonBa wrote:If you also complain about Glasgow Celtic, yes.Kaizeler wrote:Can I complain about people who say "Glasgow Rangers" as well?
Actually, many of the early matches between Argentina and Uruguay were referred to in the local press as "Argentinos" vs "Uruguayos" - here is an example from a Uruguayan magazine from August 1908:abramjones wrote:Yeah, but they don't refer to themselves as that either, whereas Domincana is broadcast on their jerseys.TheRoonBa wrote:Most country names of Latin American countries are adopted from the Spanish name almost exactly - but not from the adjectival form. We don't say "Boliviana" or "Uruguaya" or "Peruana".
I'm sure you've told us before, but please remind me why you are so against the word "Republic" appearing in a country name? Is it something to do with omitting any words referring to the political status of the countries? In which case, I guess you'll have alternatives for the likes of the United Kingdom, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, the Russian Federation, the Soviet Union, etc.abramjones wrote:This conversation reminds me of how much I hate when people use the terms Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, and Central African Republic... but don't use Argentine Republic, Italian Republic, Hellenic Republic, or French Republic. And every time I'm in a conversation and say "Czechia" people give me this confused look, of course, that happens a lot for other reasons as well.
Dominicana (not Dominican Republic)
Czechia (not Czech Republic)
Central Africa (not Central African Republic)