And it would take some beating right?


“Socceroos: Hopping our way to history.”

No, we didn’t make that up.

We have FIFA, the world-famous corporate sell-outs, to thank.

Along with partner Hyundai, they’ve announced the winning slogans that will appear on the buses for each of the 32 teams at the World Cup in Brazil next month.

And they reckon people actually voted for them…

Why on earth would anyone vote for that?

Unsurprisingly, social media has lit up.

@Elise_Holman tweeted: “Most cringeworthy yet amusing list of the day. #Brazil2014 team bus slogans. “Hopping our way into history” Really?”

@budgieishere said: “Why we remain the joke of international football”

@fieldproducer piped up: ““Socceroos: Hopping our way into history!” Australia has the lamest team slogan of the World Cup.”

It wasn’t just the Aussies. FIFA has done its best to come up with something terrible for everyone.

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s slogan is “Dragons in heart, dragons on the field” – no, we have no idea either – and Cameroon got “A lion is a lion”, while you wouldn’t want to mess with Japan (“Samurai, The time has come to fight!”).

Horrible right? More stereotypes than you can shake a stick at! Although, we thought Holland did alright with “Real men wear Orange”.

What do you think? Here’s the full list (wait ‘til you get to England’s. A bit of sick actually came up!):


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.

Côte d’Ivoire: 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!

Korea Republic: Enjoy it, Reds!

Mexico: Always united, always aztecas.

Netherlands: 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: End Station: 13.07.2014 Maracana! Final Stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!

Uruguay: Three million dreams … Let’s go Uruguay.

USA: United by team, driven by passion.


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