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Honest Reactions from the 2014 World Cup Draw
Putting managers and footballers near journalists is always done with the best of intentions, but in an era where news moves through the cosmos at an unbelievable pace, players and coaches stick to a fairly predictable script when responding to any type of question from the press.
Thankfully, neither group ever manages to hold their poker face; with a bit of research and plenty of imagination, those mundane quotes reveal a deeper meaning. Let’s take a look at what players and coaches said in the aftermath of Friday’s World Cup Draw, and what they actually meant to say.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque
What he said: “We can’t say we were handed an easy draw. It’s a complicated group with tough sides. It’s going to be difficult.”
What he meant: “We were handed an easy draw. Every draw is easy when you’re Spain. I am happy we could avoid Switzerland this time around, but let’s talk again before the semifinals.”
Greece captain Giorgos Karagounis
What he said: “I don’t care how people describe our game or whether our style will be more defensive or offensive. We will play to make the last 16 and will fight for it as much as we can - you can be sure about that.”
What he meant: “Historically speaking, we’re much better at the Olympics than this, but we’re going to have fun fighting. I mean, playing football.”
United States defender DaMarcus Beasley
What he said: “I think [Portugal] have a lot of weapons. I don’t think they’re a one-man show.”
What he meant: “We’ll have to use all our weapons. If we want any sort of result against Portugal, we’re going to have to poison Cristiano Ronaldo. Even then, he might score 6. It’s a tough ask.”
Zinedine Zidane in 2010 speaking of Madiba’s greatness while visiting the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa.
Nelson Mandela’s FIFA World Cup 2010 message of sportsmanship, hope and dignity.
Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has provoked ire after commenting he ” can’t really see women in football,” following a reshuffle at the San Siro in recent days…
I . CAN’T. EVEN…..
Holiday Charitable Giving Guide: @DarfurUnited Soccer Academy
THINKING OF HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS???
26 December 1921, 53, 000 people watched a women’s football game then the FA implemented de facto ban on women’s football (soccer in the US :)). This team, the Dick, Kerr Ladies is the most successful women’s team in history. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/elj/eslj/issues/volume8/number1/martensson/ …
What a great piece of football history.
They called it “Soccer-like Lebanese sport”?!?!?
IT’S CALLED FUTSAL.
Outside a wall of a pub in Sultanahmet listing every possible daily football match known.
This place has the priorities of its’ patrons down to a simple science.
I need to go visit. Those are my people.
pic via @khanumbilquis <3
Almost-completed stadium, set to host opening game of next year’s World Cup, was significantly damaged by accident.
This is horrible. Hopefully the workers will not be pushed beyond reproach to complete the stadium by the December 12th deadline.
This is very concerning.