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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    by the way, fuck off @ last line(insults are always necessary in a thread about football)
    Yes, does Italian nationalism concern you as an Italian citizen, do you think it had anything to do with the fact that over the last 16 years, Italians maintained a squad of players over 90% of which played in Italy and not one of them was black.

    Just look at this.

    2010 Squad: 2010 FIFA World Cup squads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    All play in Italy, no black members.

    2006 squad:

    2006 FIFA World Cup squads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Again, same thing.

    2002 squad: 2002 FIFA World Cup squads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    One player was a member of a foreign team, Francesco Coco. Any black players there that I don't know of?

    1998: 1998 FIFA World Cup squads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Just two players abroad.

    1994: 1998 FIFA World Cup squads - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    All members of Italian teams.


    Does entropie have a point regarding the claim that if Italians weren't so afraid to keep their borders closed, they'd do better in the tournament?


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    It's quite hard to obtain Italian citizenship, I think that's a likely reason for our lack of "foreign" players (basically if you're not born in Italy you need to wait almost 20 years, which means you'll be too old to play in the national team) - we don't even have "citizenship by birthright". Excepting naturalized south-americans with italian forefathers, Balotelli has been the first "italian generation" black player, because immigration from african countries started later than say France or England (since our economy developed later). We don't really keep our borders closed, just by checking the % of immigrants over the whole population in northern italy's cities it'd be easy to show - my own town has around 30% non-italian-born residents(excluding southern italy, because there's a lack of job opportunities down there); so no that's not a concern of mine because in 5-6 years we'll likely see a good number of italian-chinese and italian-african players.
    Another story is how our coaches don't consider people that play for foreign teams. That's a big mistake, I don't even understand why they don't. Probably they're simply too lazy to travel around Europe and check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker View Post
    Does entropie have a point regarding the claim that if Italians weren't so afraid to keep their borders closed, they'd do better in the tournament?
    Well they won the cup four times so may be not . I was a bit quick to shoot.

    I was just caught a bit off guard, if you are enthusiastic about a thing and then get a dampener in the next moment, I hardly react rationally.

    But thats not FDGs fault, it's the 12 beer I drank already
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    Not trying to be racist, but the USA sucks at keeping their borders closed and look at how they do at the world cup.

    Then again, there may be other reasons for that...
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    Okay, now, FIFA... now would probably be a good time to invest in some actual technology.

    Shame on the judges. Shame!
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    There are reports that Manchester City was keeping a close eye on Landon Donovan during the World Cup, they were impressed with what they saw, and that there's a good chance they'll be asking him to "come on over and play some football". It would sure draw some interest from the American soccer fans if it happened, being that he's the best we've got.
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    ^^ [to: refl] I know - spotted that was offside.

    (Argentina VS. Mexico.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    ^^ [to: refl] I know - spotted that was offside.

    (Argentina VS. Mexico.)
    Everybody who wasn't blind spotted an offside there. Didn't know FIFA employed blind judges.

    But the second goal was a huge failure on the Mexican part. Though they could be forgiven for being distracted, given the massive miscarriage of football justice that took place.
    Last edited by Reflection; 06-27-2010 at 02:13 PM. Reason: typos typos typos all around
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