By Chris Wright
FIFA recently revealed the 32 winners of the competition they had been running over the past few weeks, which has seen fans from across the world voting to decide the official team slogans for each and every country participating at this summer’s World Cup.
As far as we can tell, FIFA produced six possible slogans for each country and then allowed fans to vote for their favourite, with each respective winning slogan to now be plastered across the flanks of the Hyundai coaches that will be ferrying teams around Brazil during the tournament.
Here they all are, in alphabetical order…
Algeria: Desert warriors in Brazil
Argentina: Not just a team, we are a country
Australia: Socceroos: hopping our way into history!
Belgium: Expect the impossible!
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dragons in heart, dragons on the field!
Brazil: Brace yourselves! The 6th is coming!
Cameroon: A lion remains a lion
Chile: Chi Chi Chi!, Le Le Le! Go Chile
Colombia: Here travels a nation, not just a team!
Costa Rica: My passion is football, my strength is my people, my pride is Costa Rica
Ivory Coast: Elephants charging towards Brazil!
Croatia: With fire in our hearts, for Croatia all as one!
Ecuador: One commitment, one passion, only one heart, this is for you Ecuador!
England: The dream of one team, the heartbeat of millions!!
France: Impossible is not a French word
Germany: One nation, one team, one dream!
Ghana: Black Stars: here to illuminate Brazil
Greece: Heroes play like Greeks
Honduras: We are one country, one nation, five stars on the heart
Iran: Honour of Persia
Italy: Let’s paint the Fifa World Cup dream blue
Japan: Samurai, the time has come to fight!
South Korea:Enjoy it, Reds!
Mexico: Always united, always Aztecas
Holland: Real men wear orange
Nigeria: Only together we can win
Portugal: The past is history, the future is victory
Russia: No one can catch us
Spain: Inside our hearts, the passion of a champion
Switzerland: Final stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!
Uruguay: Three million dreams … let’s go Uruguay
USA: United by team, driven by passion
Aren’t company-appointed slogans great?!
According to several reports, Belgium have already refused to acknowledge their slogan, “Expect the impossible”, as it apparently features a fairly clunky grammatical error once translated into French.
Great work, FIFA!