History YMMV / TheWorldCup

1st Feb '16 7:34:05 AM JamesAustin
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** In 2014, Brazilians were fed up with the incompetence of strikers Fred and Hulk. The former - which was even nicknamed "Invisible Man" [[MarvelComics to complement the other]] - got hit the hardest as Brazil got destroyed by Germany in the semifinal: despite being in Fred's home state of Minas Gerais, [[http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/brazil-vs-germany-world-cup-2014-was-freds-performance-the-worst-display-by-a-striker-in-world-cup-history-his-heat-map-makes-comical-viewing-9594748.html his inneficiency to the point of]] EpicFail earned him resounding boos and obscene chants.
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** In 2014, Brazilians were fed up with the incompetence of strikers Fred and Hulk. The former - which was even nicknamed "Invisible Man" [[MarvelComics [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk to complement the other]] - got hit the hardest as Brazil got destroyed by Germany in the semifinal: despite being in Fred's home state of Minas Gerais, [[http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/worldcup/brazil-vs-germany-world-cup-2014-was-freds-performance-the-worst-display-by-a-striker-in-world-cup-history-his-heat-map-makes-comical-viewing-9594748.html his inneficiency to the point of]] EpicFail earned him resounding boos and obscene chants.
3rd Jan '16 7:50:03 PM Varlus62
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Added context regarding Maradona's "keep sucking it" outburst.
** Argentina, after Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" in the 1986 quarterfinals against England. Argentina went on to win that year. Hilariously, during the 2010 cup, Maradona said in a press conference "Que la sigan chupando" ("Keep sucking it"). It displaced everything else in the news in Argentina for almost a full week, everyone was talking about that and nothing else.
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** Argentina, after Diego Maradona's "Hand of God" in the 1986 quarterfinals against England. Argentina went on to win that year. Hilariously, during the 2010 cup, Maradona said in a press conference "Que la sigan chupando" ("Keep sucking it").it") in response to criticism from local journalists regarding his team's performance. It displaced everything else in the news in Argentina for almost a full week, everyone was talking about that and nothing else.
9th Nov '15 9:01:29 AM Corlagon
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Added DiffLines:
** Stefan Effenberg (Germany) is primarily remembered for FlippingTheBird to the booing audience in 1994; [[RoleEndingMisdemeanor his international career was pretty much over after that]].
30th Oct '15 3:35:15 PM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: After Qatar was chosen as host for the 2022 championship, Sepp Blatter joked that foreign gay fans should abstain from sex while it was going on (homosexuality is illegal in Qatar). Nobody was amused. Previously, he had suggested that the best way of making women's football more popular would be to make the strips [[FanService smaller and tighter]].
1st Oct '15 9:34:00 AM igordebraga
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** Hungary in 1954 may have also been an example of this. Like the Netherlands, they had a star team (Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis etc.). And like the Netherlands again, they lost the final to West Germany. Even more interesting is the fact that Hungary had played against the Germans in the first stage, crushing them by an 8-3 score.
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** Hungary in 1954 may have also been an example of this. Like the Netherlands, they had a star team (Ferenc Puskás, Sándor Kocsis etc.). And like the Netherlands again, they lost the final to West Germany. Even more interesting is the fact that Hungary had played against the Germans in the first stage, crushing them by an 8-3 score. Then real life events following the Cup made sure people felt bad for the "Magical Magyars", as the failed revolution of 1956 increased the USSR's tight grip on the country while making good Hungarian players leave.
26th Sep '15 4:25:29 PM nombretomado
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Thankfully, British Olympic Committee's Sebastian Coe gave the press a statement that he did NOT want vuvuzelas at the 2012 OlympicGames, in London, pointing out that it distracts the athletes during the periods where they need the most of their concentration, like before the 100m finals. The Brazil '14 organization also forbid the vuvuzela at its games.
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Thankfully, British Olympic Committee's Sebastian Coe gave the press a statement that he did NOT want vuvuzelas at the 2012 OlympicGames, UsefulNotes/OlympicGames, in London, pointing out that it distracts the athletes during the periods where they need the most of their concentration, like before the 100m finals. The Brazil '14 organization also forbid the vuvuzela at its games.
20th Sep '15 8:06:19 AM oknazevad
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** Luis Suarez (from Uruguay) has been this since Africa 2010 after his blatant attempt to handball during a match. After that, his biting a player in 2014 was met with similar scorn and an avalanche of memes.
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** Luis Suarez (from Uruguay) has been this since South Africa 2010 after his blatant attempt to handball during a match. After that, his biting a player in 2014 was met with similar scorn and an avalanche of memes.
23rd Aug '15 12:00:08 AM MexicanGuy
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** The 1990 WC may have sucked, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQAzKC0hKMM but its theme was catchy ]]. ** The main theme to the Mexico 86 official film:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgig3IbLz-4 ]]. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And damn awesome]].
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** The 1990 WC may have sucked, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQAzKC0hKMM but its theme was catchy ]]. ** The ]].[[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And damn awesome]]. **The main theme to the Mexico 86 official film:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgig3IbLz-4 ]]. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And damn awesome]].]].
22nd Aug '15 11:59:24 PM MexicanGuy
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** The 1990 WC may have sucked, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQAzKC0hKMM but its theme was catchy]]. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And damn awesome]].
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** The 1990 WC may have sucked, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQAzKC0hKMM but its theme was catchy]]. catchy ]]. **The main theme to the Mexico 86 official film:[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgig3IbLz-4 ]]. [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic And damn awesome]].
14th Aug '15 5:08:48 AM captainmarkle
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** While most victorious bidders tend to cause this from angry fans, Qatar's bid for 2022 has been particularly controversial, in no small part due to the country's homophobic policies, which has caused many gay rights groups to campaign for the bid not to be recognised and for the tournament to be held elsewhere. After the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and the massive anti-gay backlash in Russia, this has only escalated. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Money has also been a major issue]]. There have also been various revelations about how Qatar is abusing foreign migrant workers in conditions that can accurately be described as near-slavery (resulting in multiple deaths), and many on the Internet are calling on FIFA to revoke Qatar's turn to host because of it, especially since there are a lot of countries that already ''have'' stadiums that can host the cup, and in climates that would actually be practical to play in.
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** While most victorious bidders tend to cause this from angry fans, Qatar's bid for 2022 has been particularly controversial, in no small part due to the country's homophobic policies, which has caused many gay rights groups to campaign for the bid not to be recognised and for the tournament to be held elsewhere. After the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and the massive anti-gay backlash in Russia, this has only escalated. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Money has also been a major issue]]. There have also been various revelations about how Qatar is abusing foreign migrant workers in conditions that can accurately be described as near-slavery (resulting in multiple hundreds of deaths), and many on the Internet are calling on FIFA to revoke Qatar's turn to host because of it, especially since there are a lot of countries that already ''have'' stadiums that can host the cup, and in climates that would actually be practical to play in.

** While most victorious bidders tend to cause this from angry fans, Qatar's bid The arrest of many FIFA officials for 2022 has been particularly controversial, corruption in no small part due to the country's homophobic policies, which 2015 has caused a ''huge'' sore spot for many gay rights groups people, both fans of sport and non-fans alike. Blatter's initial refusal to campaign resign didn't help, and calls for the bid not Russia and Qatar to be recognised and for the tournament to be held elsewhere. After the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and the massive anti-gay backlash in Russia, this has stripped of their World Cups have only escalated. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Money has also been a major issue]]. There have also been various revelations about how Qatar is abusing foreign migrant workers in conditions that can accurately be described as near-slavery (resulting in multiple deaths), and many on the Internet are calling on FIFA increased due to revoke Qatar's turn to host because further allegations of it, especially since there are a lot of countries that already ''have'' stadiums that can host the cup, and in climates that would actually be practical to play in. corruption.

** Qatar 2022 has already earned a huge backlash from many civil liberties groups, owing to the country's abuse of migrant workers. It's also undergoing an investigation into both climate (since the summer would not be considered a good time to play owing to Qatar's already noticeable heat intensifying) and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement money]]. For context, ''the cup is eight years away''.
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** Qatar 2022 has already earned a huge backlash from many civil liberties groups, owing to the country's abuse of migrant workers. It's also undergoing an investigation into both climate (since the summer would not be considered a good time to play owing to Qatar's already noticeable heat intensifying) and [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement money]]. For context, ''the cup is eight seven years away''.away''. The FIFA Corruption scandal hasn't helped. ** Russia 2018, while not to the same extent as Qatar, has come under fire for its numerous civil rights abuses, particularly concerning the LGBT+ community and the country's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Many outright want the country to be stripped of its tournament, viewing it as rewarding Russia for ongoing abuses of its citizens.
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