Nicknames of Teams in FIFA World Cup 2014

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 | 2

FIFA World Cup is going to be the massive competition taking place in Brazil and we dug up nicknames of all the teams who will be playing in 2014 world cup. There are total 32 teams from all continents who will be showcasing their talent in the FIFA World Cup starting from 12 June, there are usualy big boys and some of the new comers and we take a look at how all 32 nations are known in different nicknames. We will start with Grou A team.

BRAZIL: “Verde-Amarela” or “Seleção

the nicknamed is translated into (The Green & Yellow) which represent the famous colours of brazil and national team. 5 time champions will be hoping to win the world cup at home.
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croatia world cup teamCROATIA: “VATRENI” or “Kockasti

Vatreni is tranlated THE BLAZERS into english, croatians had a decent last decade, they were hard to beat and in world cup will be a team who can upset any big boys on their day.
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Mexico team squad 2013MEXICO: “El Tri

traditonal Colours of mexico (white, green and red) also know an “El Tricolor”, mexicans are not the strongest and they got lucky to have come through the playoffs having been poor in group stages.
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Tunisia vs Cameroon 2nd Leg PlayoffCAMEROON: “Lions Indomptables

THe nickname comes from the history of the country the seperation of north cameroon and nigeria. google it up for more info.

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Holland FIFA World Cup 2014 Team SquadHOLLAND: “The Orange

Now thats the most iconic nick which derived from the traditional colour of dutch team that is orange. quite a few other nicknames are also part of holland team.
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Spanish 23 Man Squad 2013SPAIN: “LA FURIA ROJA

“The red fury” if we tranlate from LA Furia Roja. Spain will be looking to win back to back world cups and their 4 consecutive big title.
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ChileCHILE: “La Roja

“The Reds” its pretty similar to the one used by Spain. Chile also have their official anthem song for fifa world cup which is Chile La Roja.
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Australia Live stream highlightsAUSTRALIA: “Socceroos

Now if you follow sports and know a bit about Australia, its not hard to figure out which they are called “SOCCEROOS” does kangroos ring a bell for as a clue ?

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JAPAN the Blue SamuraiJAPAN: “Blue Samurai

Japanese and Samurai’s is pretty familiar tone add blue colour of national team into it and we have blue samurai, pretty much sums it up.
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Greece National team kits 2013GREECE: “The Pilattes Ship

Remember 2004 European Championship win of Greece, yeah the biggest upset of them all. Greece got this nickname from that win.
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IVORY COAST Les ÉléphantsIVORY COAST: “Les Éléphants

African elephants, and the pretty much on the rise trade of Ivory coast got them this nick.
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COLOMBIA Los CafeterosCOLOMBIA: “Los Cafeteros

Not too much information about it this nick name. Colombia however will sweating on the fitness of Rademal Falcao.

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Italy vs Mexico Live StreamingITALY: “Azzurri

Azzurri “the blues” every national team of different sports in italy are known as Azzuri so does their national football team.
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San Marino vs England 2013 HighlightsENGLAND: “The Three Lions

The english FA logo has three lions and thats what england team is called and probably thats the only reason you can put lions and england in same sentense.
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costa rica Los TicosCOSTA RICA: “Los Ticos

What I know about Los Ticos is this is a spanish term and represent south american people. Costa Rica will be hoping to pull off a surprise or two.
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Uruguay team squad 2013URUGUAY: “La Celeste

“The Sky Blues” pretty obvious from the colour of national team kit. Uruguay reached semifinal last time around and with Suarez in the ranks they might reach same point.

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Billets France match Coupe du monde 2014FRANCE: “Les Bleus

“Le bleus” is french term used for the blue one and it represent french national team. They need to get their world cup camp out of controversies.
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switzerlandSWITZERLAND: “Nati

Switzerland had a decent world cup qualifying campaign and they will be a force to reckon with in world cup.
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honduras team squadHONDURAS: “La Bicolor

Honduras are not expected to achieve great things but 1 surprise in three games should be their target.
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Ecuador world cup teamECUADOR: “La Tri

Ecuador are south american side who uses the same nick like mexico, three colours repeseing yellow, red and blue.

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argentina 2014ARGENTINA: “La Albiceleste

Argenina under lionel messi might go on and win the world cup and their nickname comes from the colour of their team kit.
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Iran Official kit FIFA world CUp 2014IRAN: “Persian Stars

Iran’s national language is Persian and the rich and famous history of persia give them this coll nick. Do they have a price of persia in their ranks ? we will know in a few months.
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BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA world cup teamBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: “Zlatni Ljiljani

Bosnia & HERZEGOVINA were two different countries and thats where the nick comes from. They are a solid unit and might surprise a few people.
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Nigeria 2014 World Cup Live StreamingNIGERIA: “Super Eagles

the super eagles, Nigeria it probably come from being too many eagles in Nigeria.

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USA vs Bosnia 4-2 Highlights 2013UNITED STATES: “The Yanks

The yanks, do we need to say more ? United States are in superb run of form at the moment. Lets hope they can keep that up in group of death.
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German highlights 2013GERMANY: “Nationalelf

Represent “National team”, Germans are solid and I predict them to go all the way to the final this time around.
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Portugal FIFA World Cup 2014 live streamingPORTUGAL: “Selecção das Quinas

Ronaldo factor will be the key and this nickname comes from portugese Fa logo which uses 5 shields.
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Ghana World Cup 2014 Live StreamGHANA: “Black Stars

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Russia world cup teamRUSSIA: “Sbornaya
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belgium world cup teamBELGIUM: “The red devils
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South Korea Team Squad FIFA World CupSOUTH KOREA: “Taeguk Warriors” or “Red Devils
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Burkina Faso vs Algeria 2nd Leg Live StreamALGERIA: “Les Fennecs

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  • Majeed Panahi

    Iran’s national football team nickname is “Team Melli”

    • Sameer

      true that. will be fixed



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