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World Cup Draw

Discussion in 'Colosseum' started by Déise, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    The European players do seem to place a high importance on playing for their national teams. But like I said, I'm only talking about the American players.
     
  2. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    USA is just one country that doesn't seem as interested in international sport as most other countries. No idea why.
     
  3. Aldeth the Foppish Idiot

    Aldeth the Foppish Idiot Armed with My Mallet O' Thinking Veteran

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    Right - that was the larger point I was trying to make - thanks Harbs.
     
  4. Barmy Army

    Barmy Army Simple mind, simple pleasures... Adored Veteran

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    One word: Insular.
     
  5. Rotku

    Rotku I believe I can fly Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Consider the size of the US. The US has 3/5 the population of Europe, and twice the size. The vast majority of trade and travel occurs with the country. When you are so large, there's simply no need to worry about the rest of the world, sports wise. You can get high enough levels of competition within your own boarders.
     
  6. Déise

    Déise Both happy and miserable, without the happy part!

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    Those are all sports where the American league IS the highest level of the sport though. Even non-Americans would value an American league medal over an international one.

    I'm sure Merlanni meant in relation to the traditional Olympic games like track and field or swimming. I'm sure an American would regard the Olympics as the pinnacle in those sports.

    Actually, an Olympic gold in football isn't very highly regarded either. Most of the best players aren't even allowed to play. Brazil are keen to win it as it's the one trophy they've never won but that's about the extent of it.
     
  7. Merlanni

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    I still have a bad taste with France ending up in group A.
     
  8. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I still have a bad taste with France having qualified. :p
    If the Dutch don't win it, I hope it will be a country that I like that did't qualify in the first place. Like EC '92. :D
     
  9. Déise

    Déise Both happy and miserable, without the happy part!

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    There is a spot in the African Nation's Cup just after opening up :lol:! This could be our chance.

    Poor Togo. RIP :pope:
     
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