History YMMV / TheWorldCup

23rd Feb '17 5:37:44 PM gewunomox
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** [[http://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/entretencion/humor/los-a-memesa-de-la-mordida-de-suarez-a-chiellini/2014-06-24/155118_4.html#top-galeria Luis Suarez's bite.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPnoLl3N45w It even has a song]], courtesy of TheWiggles.

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** [[http://www.cooperativa.cl/noticias/entretencion/humor/los-a-memesa-de-la-mordida-de-suarez-a-chiellini/2014-06-24/155118_4.html#top-galeria Luis Suarez's bite.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPnoLl3N45w It even has a song]], courtesy of TheWiggles.Music/TheWiggles.
12th Feb '17 7:21:52 AM DarcyFoster
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** In 2002, Turkey finished third. They then failed to qualify for the next three World Cups, as well as the European Championships in 2004.
8th Jan '17 9:59:00 PM KYCubbie
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** In spite of Suarez's blatant biting of an individual and a huge dose of BlatantLies when he tried explaining what "really" happened, Uruguay ''will not'' take any criticism of him. Trying to criticise him in his home country is a very good way to be called a traitor or offensive foreign national, and also a good way to have death threats sent your way. Outside of Uruguay, his behaviour is considerably more hated.

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** In spite of Suarez's Suárez's blatant biting of an individual and a huge dose of BlatantLies when he tried explaining what "really" happened, Uruguay ''will not'' take any criticism of him. Trying to criticise him in his home country is a very good way to be called a traitor or offensive foreign national, and also a good way to have death threats sent your way. Outside of Uruguay, his behaviour is considerably more hated.



** Luis Suarez (Uruguay) became one near the end of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for his handball that resulted in Ghana losing a spot in the semifinals. He then bit an Italian player[[note]] Giorgio Chiellini[[/note]] during the group stage during the 2014 Brazil World Cup (not to mention he has has an history of biting players, not counting the numerous controversies he is also associated with).

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** Luis Suarez Suárez (Uruguay) became one near the end of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa for his handball that resulted in Ghana losing a spot in the semifinals. He then bit an Italian player[[note]] Giorgio Chiellini[[/note]] during the group stage during the 2014 Brazil World Cup (not to mention he has has an history of biting players, not counting the numerous controversies he is also associated with).



** Brazil: Even a five-times champion can hit bad lows. Brazil was irrelevent in World Cups prior to WW II (except 1938, but even then they couldn't eliminate the reigning champion without star Leonidas). Before their first title, there was what lead writer Nelson Rodrigues to coin the term "mongrel complex" ("Brazilians always put themselves in a inferiority when facing the rest of the world"), losing the 1950 final at home and [[UnnecessaryRoughness losing their temper]] against Hungary four years later. 1974-1990 was a long and painful drought which saw them getting worse with each tournament, hitting a new low in 1990 with just earning 9th place. A new dork age started in 2006 and just when it looked like it was over in 2014, Germany and the Netherlands humiliated Brazil at home, ensuring that it either lasts longer or some action is taken to rehaul the country's football.
** Germany: Even though one of the most consistent teams, they did suffer some bad World Cups. 1938 was the low point, where the team got screwed by the Nazis forcing freshly aquired Austrians into the team, causing chaos and losing in the Round of 16. 1962 was over in the quarterfinals, as was the one in 1978, the second one being called "Schmach von Cordoba" (embarrassment in Cordoba - the ones who won, however, describe it as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_Cordoba "Miracle of Cordoba"]]). 1994-1998 was perhaps the second low point, as chaos in the DFB, rampant egoism in German football and over-reliance on aged players caused losing in the quarterfinals two times in a row.

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** Brazil: Even a five-times champion can hit bad lows. Brazil was irrelevent in World Cups prior to WW II (except 1938, but even then they couldn't eliminate the reigning champion without star Leonidas). Before their first title, there was what lead writer Nelson Rodrigues to coin the term "mongrel complex" ("Brazilians always put themselves in a inferiority when facing the rest of the world"), losing the 1950 final at home and [[UnnecessaryRoughness losing their temper]] against Hungary four years later. 1974-1990 was a long and painful drought which saw them getting worse with each tournament, hitting a new low in 1990 with just earning 9th place. A new dork age started in 2006 and just when it looked like it was over in 2014, Germany and the Netherlands humiliated Brazil at home, ensuring that it either lasts longer or some action is taken to rehaul overhaul the country's football.
** Germany: Even though one of the most consistent teams, they did suffer some bad World Cups. 1938 was the low point, where the team got screwed by the Nazis forcing freshly aquired acquired Austrians into the team, causing chaos and losing in the Round of 16. 1962 was over in the quarterfinals, as was the one in 1978, the second one being called "Schmach von Cordoba" (embarrassment in Cordoba - the ones who won, however, describe it as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_of_Cordoba "Miracle of Cordoba"]]). 1994-1998 was perhaps the second low point, as chaos in the DFB, rampant egoism in German football and over-reliance on aged players caused losing in the quarterfinals two times in a row.row.
*** On the women's side, Germany entered the 2011 World Cup at home as the two-time defending champions, having not allowed a goal in the 2007 edition. They crashed out in the quarterfinals to eventual winners Japan.
8th Oct '16 5:32:38 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** The entire England team in South Africa, to say their performances were lacklusture is an understatement at best. The press judged Rooney, Gerrard and Capello to be the Scrappys in the team. There's also their 2014 performance, where they got sent home in the group stage without even winning a single game.

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** The entire England team in South Africa, to say their performances were lacklusture is an understatement at best. The press judged Rooney, Gerrard and Capello to be the Scrappys in the team.team (somewhat unfairly in Gerrard's case, since watching footage of the matches makes it clear that he was just about the only England player who gave a damn). There's also their 2014 performance, where they got sent home in the group stage without even winning a single game.



*** 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.

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*** 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. chest, which is the trope image for UnnecessaryRoughness.



** 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 seven years away''. The FIFA Corruption scandal hasn't helped.

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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 seven six years away''. The FIFA Corruption scandal hasn't helped.


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*** English fans have a particular bone to pick, since their bid for 2018 was seen as a clear favourite. The fact that with Wembley (90,000), Old Trafford (75,000), the Emirates (60,000), St. James' Park (52,000), the City of Manchester Stadium (55,000), there were five out and out football stadiums with over 50,000 seats, including the Olympic Stadium (60,000), Twickenham (home of England rugby - 82,000) and in Wales and Scotland, the Millennium Stadium (76,000), Murrayfield (67,000), Celtic Park (60,000) and Ibrox (50,000), as well as Anfield (54,000) following its refurbishment, rather helped. Sepp Blatter, former head of FIFA, even admitted that "England could host the World Cup tomorrow." As it was, though, Russia effectively bribed its way to victory. To make it worse and especially galling for England, Anglo-Russian relations have been in a deep freeze since the 2006 assassination of Alexander Litvinienko, and the Russian Ambassador said after the inquest into his death which pretty clearly blamed the Russian government that the only reason relations hadn't got any worse was because they couldn't.


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** England and the 1966 squad. They've managed to live up to it.
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.
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