History YMMV / TheWorldCup

24th Jun '16 11:06:39 AM jsanchez2338
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* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: [[Heartwarming/TheWorldCup Has its own page]].
24th Jun '16 11:05:54 AM jsanchez2338
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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: [[Funny/TheWorldCup Has its own page]].
26th May '16 6:56:13 PM Logograph
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** One fan's reaction to the 2010 final, which received decidedly mixed reviews:
---> '''Anonymous:''' yeah this has been real exciting so far, I'm looking forward to 45 more mins of nothing and diving!

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** One fan's reaction to The 2010 World Cup final was very poorly received for many reasons.
*** For the most part, nothing happened. While a match that remains goalless can be quite tense (see: the 2014 World Cup final),
the 2010 final, which final was just uneventful and dragged out.
*** It was widely joked that the Dutch had replaced their football team with their Taekwando team and that the Spanish had accidentally replaced their team with ''telenovela'' actors. What followed was an extremely violent and dirty match filled with over-the-top diving and some rather brutal kicks and tackles. Most infamous of all was de Jong's rather impressive roundhouse kick to Xabi Alonso's chest.
*** Rather lacking referee work. While head referee Howard Webb was handing out yellow cards like candy (some unwarranted, some not), several decisions were widely considered to be bizarre; this included a rather blatant contact from Spaniard Carles Puyol to Dutch Arjen Robben that went unnoticed by him and obviously taking the bait on many dives. Also, that kick to the chest that was potentially fatal? It
received decidedly mixed reviews:
---> '''Anonymous:''' yeah this has been real exciting so far, I'm looking forward
merely a yellow card, much to 45 more mins of nothing the confusion and diving!anger of the Spanish team.
27th Apr '16 5:37:01 PM Logograph
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C532kGa7j1A Un'estate italiana]], the theme song for the 1990 cup. Composed by the one and only Music/GiorgioMoroder!
21st Feb '16 1:33:36 PM GrammarNavi
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** Usually England, who are always painted as a favorite and have just won one Cup (in England 1966). One of their worst so far was in 2010, due to them being the seen as the "Golden Generation" of EnglishPremierLeague players. The team consisted of some of the best and most experienced players in the world with most of the starting 11 having known success at the [[UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague highest levels]] of club football. They went on to barely get out of the group stage, with two draws and one win, then crashed out to a 4-1 defeat to [[ArchEnemy Germany]]. They fared even worse in 2014, being ousted in the group stage for the first time in ''56 years'' (1958).

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** Usually England, who are always painted as a favorite and have just won one Cup (in England 1966). One of their worst so far was in 2010, due to them being the seen as the "Golden Generation" of EnglishPremierLeague UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague players. The team consisted of some of the best and most experienced players in the world with most of the starting 11 having known success at the [[UsefulNotes/UEFAChampionsLeague highest levels]] of club football. They went on to barely get out of the group stage, with two draws and one win, then crashed out to a 4-1 defeat to [[ArchEnemy Germany]]. They fared even worse in 2014, being ousted in the group stage for the first time in ''56 years'' (1958).
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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** 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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** 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.
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