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Our World Cup slogan makes the nation cringe

Julia Gillard and Kangaroo
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Socceroos fans have weighed in on the slogan to be emblazoned on the team bus at the World Cup in Brazil, and it appears we’ve scored an own goal.

Football’s international governing body FIFA asked fans to come up with the catchphrases for all 32 of the buses transporting competing nations, and Australia are stuck with ‘Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History’.

Reaction from supporters has been overwhelmingly negative.

 

 

 

Still, it could have been worse.

Cameroon’s ‘A lion remains a Lion’ doesn’t exactly capture the imagination, and France’s ‘Impossible Is Not A French Word’ are two examples of exactly how wrong things can go when a web poll is used to create anything.

Full list of slogans:-

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