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Old 06-19-2014, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Finland
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So no sportsmenship etiquette at all?
Ok, forget about preserving the opponent's dignity ... doesn't it get boring?
Sportsmanship means a different thing here. If you get crushed and stop playing seriously because you're so poor, you don't have the right to demand pardon from the opposite team, you reap what you sow. If you hold your ground doing damage control to your best capability the whole 90 minutes, then you'll earn respect.

And no. If you lose 0-5 to Germany a week before, you'll take revenge of San Marino by trashing them 8-0.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Vatican City!
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Liberal Coast
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The etiquette is 'ass rape', at least in Europe. If you're leading 10-0, the attitude is "let's do 10 more". We don't have the "let them keep their dignity" mentality like in US college sports.
It's not just college sports here that have that etiquette but all levels of sports, including professional in most cases. Etiquette "rules" depend on the sport, though, with baseball and softball having the most intricate and often practiced ones.
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Old 06-21-2014, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Finland
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It's not just college sports here that have that etiquette but all levels of sports, including professional in most cases. Etiquette "rules" depend on the sport, though, with baseball and softball having the most intricate and often practiced ones.
Naturally European (or global) sports has an etiquette, sometimes very strict ones, but trashing the opponent isn't one.

Reminded me of my team's smashing of an Welsh side in the Champions League qualification a couple of years back. 10-0 was the final score, a Champions League record, and the team decided during half time that goal celebrations should be used as a minimum or face a fine due to the poor level of the opponent. At least one player, Kastrati, was fined for celebrating his second goal "too much".

Good times.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za0STWuXSEM


The Bangor City players hit the pubs after the match, which indicates that it wasn't a very professional team.

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Old 06-28-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: England.
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A list of teams that have never qualified for the UEFA European Championship Finals.

List of national teams with no UEFA European Championship appearances - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Having the likes of Liechtenstein, Andorra and San Marino playing in the same groups as serious contenders can only distort the outcome. There should be some kind of B League from which smaller nations must qualify.
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:08 PM
 
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A better question is, which countries soccer teams are crap compared to the resources and world standing of the country?

China would head the list, India close by. USA and Canada probably have to be mentioned. Even Saudi Arabia, maybe South Africa, possibly Venezuela. Who am I forgetting?
Venezuela didn't make it to the World Cup because Venezuela lost their game against Uruguay.
Otherwise, Venezuela would have gone to the World Cup
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Location: 'greater' Buffalo, NY
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FIFA Ranking (207 teams):

India (154th)
Indonesia (157th)
Burma (159th)
Pakistan (164th)
Bangladesh (167th)
Taiwan (176th)
Sri Lanka (179th)
Yemen (183rd)
Cambodia (190th)
Somalia (202nd)

Those are the 10 worst (not in order) imo, you need to look at population too.
A couple years ago I watched India lose a qualifier of some sort (Asian Cup, if that exists) to Bahrain by the score of 5-2 IIRC. For a nation of 1.2 billion, they were atrocious
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Old 07-01-2014, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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Spain.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I saw the Vatican team play ... they don't have a prayer.
Underrated post
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:16 AM
 
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Belgium is the worst team in all soccer teams. Its performance from starting to now, doesn't increase anymore.
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