This is why I love the World Cup:

11 Jun

On Ivory Coast's first round loss to Argentina:

""Some people had a feeling we would fail badly against the mighty Argentina but the team made us proud and showed we can compete with the best," said Likane Tchiekpe. "Actually, my husband was expecting us to win but I was confident of a draw because it was only our first game at the World Cup. I still think we can qualify for the next round."

http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/060611/1/7czu.html

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3 Responses to “This is why I love the World Cup:”

  1. Grand Master Thump June 12, 2006 at 7:04 am #

    And they are nicknamed “The Mighty Elephants”, could give you nightmares that, very cool name for a footy team, could be a great advert in there somewhere, lots of morphing CGI and all that.

    How is it all the Africa teams get cool nicknames, like “The Super Eagles”, “The Black Stars” etc etc and the best we can get is elongation of the vowels, “Engeeeeeeerlaaaaaand”.

  2. kaimac June 12, 2006 at 7:48 pm #

    Iiiiiiiinnnnnnngerrrrrrlllllund! Iiiiiiiinnnnnnngerrrrrrlllllund! Iiiiiiiinnnnnnngerrrrrrlllllund!

  3. Grand Master Thump June 13, 2006 at 5:07 pm #

    Fair enough, elongation of vowels and consonants. Though even with the inventive use of extra long phonemes, it still does not hold a candle to the Palancas Negras (“Black Impalas”)

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