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Old 07-14-2018, 03:55 PM   #2001 (permalink)
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Well considering we are only the 13th country to participate in the finals, and the first since 1962 and Czechoslovakia that has less than 10 million people, it kind of does work like that. Americans have very little culture or general interest in football, that's why they're not very successful.

And I really wouldn't compare football from 70 years ago with modern football.
Let's not try to downplay what's happening here please...
It doesn't. Of the top 20 most populated countries in the world only two of them have won a World Cup.

Northern Ireland and Scotland have qualified since 1962, NI twice and Scotland six times and their populations are way less than 10m people so that's still wrong.
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:07 PM   #2002 (permalink)
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Forgot Trinidad and Tobago qualified in 2006, 1.3m
Iceland this year, just 350k
Costa Rica qualified for the last two, 4.8m
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Old 07-14-2018, 04:57 PM   #2003 (permalink)
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It's because football is inherently American and your silly European nonsense is a distraction.
Spoken like a true lunkhead American. Your country has only been around for less than 250 years. The Romans were playing football with heads back before the birth of Jesus Christ. Get back in your box. It's about as inherently American as chariot races and crucifixions.

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Old 07-14-2018, 05:20 PM   #2004 (permalink)
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America usually qualifies

America could win a World Cup in my life

Who knows?

The new MLS in America is very healthy some games are attracting 80,000 fans

I hate when countries disrespect each other sports

They all take mad skills

Respect what you canít do
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Old 07-14-2018, 05:53 PM   #2005 (permalink)
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America usually qualifies

America could win a World Cup in my life

Who knows?

The new MLS in America is very healthy some games are attracting 80,000 fans

I hate when countries disrespect each other sports

They all take mad skills

Respect what you canít do
Given their performance to date, I wouldn't bet the rent money just yet. Kudos to them for what they've done, but they're a long long way from being challengers.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:22 PM   #2006 (permalink)
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It doesn't. Of the top 20 most populated countries in the world only two of them have won a World Cup.

Northern Ireland and Scotland have qualified since 1962, NI twice and Scotland six times and their populations are way less than 10m people so that's still wrong.
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Forgot Trinidad and Tobago qualified in 2006, 1.3m
Iceland this year, just 350k
Costa Rica qualified for the last two, 4.8m
I think you misunderstood me, or I expressed myself wrongly, I meant the FINAL of the World cup, as in, the LAST GAME.

Oh and I don't really know how we ended up from me saying that a country of 4 million people winnig the world cup would be extraordinary to now arguing that population=/=success in football. Obviously it doesn't since China and India haven't even come close. Croatia winning the world cup would still be extraordinary and unexpected, or are we arguing about that also? :unsure:
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I think you misunderstood me, or I expressed myself wrongly, I meant the FINAL of the World cup, as in, the LAST GAME.

Oh and I don't really know how we ended up from me saying that a country of 4 million people winnig the world cup would be extraordinary to now arguing that population=/=success in football. Obviously it doesn't since China and India haven't even come close. Croatia winning the world cup would still be extraordinary and unexpected, or are we arguing about that also? :unsure:

Don't let Fluffy get to you, Adid, he hates any team that has the audacity to defeat England.
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I think you misunderstood me, or I expressed myself wrongly, I meant the FINAL of the World cup, as in, the LAST GAME.
Finals = tournament proper.

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Oh and I don't really know how we ended up from me saying that a country of 4 million people winnig the world cup would be extraordinary to now arguing that population=/=success in football. Obviously it doesn't since China and India haven't even come close. Croatia winning the world cup would still be extraordinary and unexpected, or are we arguing about that also? :unsure:
It wasn't me that started it.

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Don't let Fluffy get to you, Adid, he hates any team that has the audacity to defeat England.
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Well considering we are only the 13th country to participate in the finals, and the first since 1962 and Czechoslovakia that has less than 10 million people, it kind of does work like that. Americans have very little culture or general interest in football, that's why they're not very successful.

And I really wouldn't compare football from 70 years ago with modern football.
Let's not try to downplay what's happening here please...
Don't mind him. He's just a bitter English nationalist.
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