Wednesday, June 11, 2014

World Cup 2014

World Cup 2014 will begin on June 12 in Brazil.  A total of 32 countries will be participating for soccer’s most coveted prize. Did you know that each of the 32 countries has a slogan?
Here are a few examples of those slogans.
Nigeria - Only Together We Can Win
Portugal - The Past Is History, The Future Is Victory
Australia - Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History!
However, I have some comments regarding some of the other countries' slogans.
Russia - No One Can Catch Us.
(That’s based on what you did in Crimea right?)
Ivory Coast – Elephants Charging Towards Brazil
(Oooookay, we’ll keep the zoo open.)
Chile – Chi Chi Chi! Le Le Le! Go Chile!
(Stu Stu Stuttering and Sta Sta Stammering their way into the final 16.)
Belgium – Expect The Impossible
(It’s impossible to believe that Belgium is even here.  But VERY POSSIBLE that they’ll have 3 straight shutout losses in the near future.  They can start preparing for World Cup 2018 as early as next week)
Colombia – Here Travels A Nation, Not Just A Team
(And as a nation we have Coke for everyone.  And as a nation we will execute our own soccer players if they score a same side goal.)
Argentina – Not Just A Team. We Are A Country
(Does that also include the Falkland Islands?  Even the “hand of God” will not be enough this year.)
USA – United by Team, Driven by Passion
(To do what?  To bench Landon Donovon?)
Germany – One Nation, One Team, One Dream
(You guys never learn.  Even after World War II you guys still chant Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Führer)
France – Impossible is not a French Word.
(We know that it’s an English word you idiots.  If the USA did not save you in World War II, then you will be speaking German and you’d probably say the same thing in German “unmöglich ist nicht ein französisches Wort”)
Last but not least, is the host nation of Brazil!

Brazil – Brace Yourselves! The Sixth is Coming!
(Sooooo, you’re aiming for a 6th place finish?  What a letdown!)
Unfortunately India did not qualify to compete. 
However, if they did compete then this will be their slogan. 
India – One Goal!
(Winning does not matter. Losing does not matter. Number of goals scored against us does not matter.  What matters is that we score one goal at some point in the World Cup.)
The person who scores that one goal will be given 20 crore rupees along with two acres of land in the middle of Connaught Place (New Delhi), and have a Rajya Sabha Membership.)


  1. I would love to see a player from Falkland Islands to represent Argentina. Christiano Ronaldo is from an island off mainland Portugal.

    I am very hopeful about Belgium. I might end up with my foot in my mouth, but they *will* reach the last quarters or last 16 at least.

  2. I am not a great fan of Football fan.But,I can see a lot of excitement around

  3. I don't know much about football, but don't mind watching 'good goals' with my son! He is a great fan.

    The slogans are interesting and your comments too!

  4. Thanks for your comments Karunesh. In fact, if a player comes from Falkland Islands, he would be playing for England. Falkland Islands was always a disputed territory between Argentina and England. In February 1982, Argentina invaded Falkland Islands and occupied it. In April 1982, England sent its naval force to that Islands for war with Argentina. In June 1982, Argentina lost and surrendered. In my personal view, England has no business there. Falkland Islands belong to Argentina.

    This post is a tongue in cheek attempted humor. Seriously, Belgium may come in the last 8. Las Vegas book makers have given Belgium 6th seed with a bet of 20 to 1 to be the World Cup Champion.

  5. Thanks for your comments Mr. Chowla. Yup, the World Cup fever is all over the world.

  6. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. I am glad you liked this post.

  7. In order for India to achieve its one goal target, we should also select Pak. for the WC and make them play each other! :P

    Destination Infinity

  8. Not very interested in sports. But might watch a match or two. I loved Google's doodle today.

  9. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. Excellent Idea. It is very easy. We will put Suresh Kalmadi in charge of World Cup. He will make sure India and Pakistan play a match with each other. He will also make sure his son or nephew scores that only goal for India.

  10. Thanks for your comments Ash. I loved Google's doodle also.

  11. Interesting post SG, never knew each team had slogans.

  12. Thanks for your comments Reshma. Never knew each team had slogans? This is nothing. Wait for my next post. I will write about each team's crazy hotel requests.

  13. More of a cricket fan than a football fan but I have always enjoyed watching football and been a supporter of Argentina. Your post, power packed with some peppy slogans and made better by your comments, had me smiling there. Your take is close to reality esp when it comes close to India - the pun on crores for one goal - could relate to that!!

  14. I am not into any kind of sports Lazy Ass I am lol

    The only thing I knew bfore reading this post was that people are not liking John Abraham being a judge

  15. I liked your take on Argentinian slogan!

    So one month of fun has just kicked off, and memorable start too, right? Hope there will be some real good action. Sadly some of the good matches are at 3.30 in the night.

  16. Not a Football fan, but husband is the one who would see LIVE matches as well as the highlights and discussions and the re-runs too!! Interesting slogans and your counter remarks are fun too :)

  17. Thanks for your comments Sanand. Long time No see! Where have you been?

    I am glad you liked this post. Wait for 2 more on World Cup.

  18. Thanks for your comments Nikita. You don't like any sports? Non even cricket? Nikita, it is a religion in India.

  19. Thanks for your comments Pradeep. I am glad you liked my take on Argentina. Too bad the time difference interferes with Indians enjoying a few good matches.

  20. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. I am glad you liked this post.

  21. Loved the comments, though I cannot muster up any enthusiasm for the game.
    Must be because India is nowhere in the picture.
    Happy viewing!

  22. This different-the slogans and your tongue in the cheek comments.Found them interesting and would keep watching your space for more from you on the world cup

  23. Thanks for your comments Sweety. I am glad you loved these comments.

  24. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. I am glad you liked this post. I have planned 2 more on World Cup. I don't know why I am so busy. But somehow, I will complete writing these 2.

  25. I don't have passion for any kind of sports as such. But, I wish if Indian Football Team could take part in FIFA '14...

    Nice post SG, glad, I came to know about some of the football teams :)

    The Arts & Me

  26. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. I am glad you liked this post.

  27. I am not a great fan of football although i keep getting football updates from my family. My husband, son and daughter fight over teams, stay awake and watch the matches.

  28. I'm not an avid follower, but some games and goals are just amazing!

  29. hehe loved the comments :-D i wasnt aware that each team had a slogan! well glad India is not in soccer. else that one goal would have costed a lot!!