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Old 06-15-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Would you say the World Cup is bigger than he Olympics?
Definitely. The WC sends the whole country in a frenzy but the Olympics are very big as well (both Summer and Winter). In the Winter Olympics, we have speed skating which is a big national sport here (we got 24 medals in this sport last Olympics) and people watch these games as if it were a WC final. For example, almost 5 million people watched the men's speedskating 5 km final. In the Summer Olympics, we have many different sports we compete in (hockey, swimming, equestrian, gymnastics, sailing, rowing, judo, cycling, etc.) so there's something for everyone. I know lots of people who stay up all night to watch those games. I can promise you that any self-respecting Dutchman can describe to you in detail what Epke Zonderland did last Olympics*. I remember when the Olympics were in Australia so the games were broadcast in the morning/afternoon here (I was still in primary school back then) and my teacher would stop everything to watch the games with us.

* For all you non-Dutchman, this is what he did



Absolutely legendary stuff. But football is by far the most dominant sport here, no other sport comes close.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:29 PM
 
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Ok so I'm guessing holland would explode with joy if they won the cup? I mean look at how the Dutch took to losing.

There was a wild Dutchman who drove from San Francsico to brazil in an old truck! The Dutch fans are dedicated! What a fan base.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:10 PM
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyuVIRDtel4

Like in 98' I assume.. More than one million people just on the Champs-Elysees.. Tons of burned cars. And newspapers talking about this during days.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Tartan Army Paris March - YouTube
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:41 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyuVIRDtel4

Like in 98' I assume.. More than one million people just on the Champs-Elysees.. Tons of burned cars. And newspapers talking about this during days.
That French team was absolutely legendary. I've supported France ever since.

WC 1998 is my favourite WC too. It is the first WC I can vividly remember and the NT team we had then was the best we ever had (yes, better than 74/78). We should have won the Cup then. To lose the SF to Brazil on penalties was so devastating
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Wait? Just qualifying for the Cup would make Finland go crazy?
The first time is always the most exciting, isn't it?

Another sport, but the feelings after winning the ice hockey World Cup in 2011:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIkL2uRBeeo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icouVzuV1GA
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Europe
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dumpert.nl - A survival guide to the Dutch - Episode #1: The World Cup
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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Team China sucks and only made into the game once.
However, millions of people got up at 3 AM to watch the games.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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In China, if you are a man and not interested in soccer, you will be miserable during the World Cup period. Everyone will be talking about the teams, players and so on, all the time.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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It would lift the profile of the sport a lot more in Australia, just qualifying for the world cup seems to have achieved that to some degree. I am sure their would be lots of celebrating if Australia did any good, however I doubt celebrations would be anything like what they would be in Europe or South America if their team won.

Soccer is perhaps competing with Rugby Union for the title of Australia's fourth biggest team sport these days.
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