First non Euro or Sth American nation to win a World Cup???

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by AussieLFCfan, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. AussieLFCfan

    AussieLFCfan Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Who do you think will be the first non European or Sth American nation to win a World Cup?
  2. prymetyme

    prymetyme Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    It will be between the usual powers for a long time. Nobody on that list could put togather a real run at the cup.
  3. deciiva

    deciiva New Member

    Aug 11, 2004
    New York,NY
  4. Big balls

    Big balls Member

    May 22, 2006
    You should atleast have "none of the above" as an alternative, seriously. It's a faulty poll.
  5. The-FIFA-kid

    The-FIFA-kid New Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    how do you create a poll?
  6. st mirren till i die

    Jul 14, 2007
    Saint Mirren FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Probably be an African nation, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria or Ghana.
  7. super_k

    super_k New Member

    Aug 7, 2005
    Boston... now HK
    Cameroon, Nigeria or Mexico
  8. wufc

    wufc Member

    May 1, 2005
    UC Irvine
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It will happen, maybe in 3 years, maybe in 100, but it will. I'm putting my money on Mexico.
  9. vilafria

    vilafria Member+

    Jun 2, 2005
    That's what I think too.
  10. goke313

    goke313 Member

    Feb 12, 2006
    it will be between nigeria,ivory coast or ghana
  11. fitbaed

    fitbaed New Member

    Apr 7, 2004
    Theres too much instability in African soccer to produce a world cup winning side. Unless their qualification system changes, youll continually see what we saw last year in Germany. Traditional African powers getting knocked off the totem poll because of their winner take all qualification system. Without regular participation in the tournement, there is no way any of those nations will be able to put together a generation capable of winning the world cup. You dont build a footballing nation over night. Australia, and Japan both had their golden generations, and are clearly on the decline. With Mexico and the United States regular play on the worlds biggest stage, superior financial situation, and more and more players abroad, the first world cup winners outside of Europe, or South America, will certainly be from Concacaf. Its a matter when though, as it could be a very long time
  12. rougou

    rougou Member+

    Dec 7, 2003
    AS Roma
    lol, what golden generations? Japan's pro league only started a little before the MLS, and Australia's league just started a couple of years ago. How can you claim they are on the decline when the domestic leagues which produce talent have just gotten started?

    I chose Mexico, but only because they are the best team in the list at this time.
  13. Joelzinho

    Joelzinho Member

    May 23, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
  14. Nuzzo

    Nuzzo Member

    Jul 13, 2006
    USA or Mexico
  15. st mirren till i die

    Jul 14, 2007
    Saint Mirren FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Not with Berti Vogts as the manager.
  16. Schwalker

    Schwalker New Member

    Apr 15, 2007
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    What about China ten years from now..?

    They got money enough and there is a mammoth untapped talent pool as soccer is popular in China.
    All they need is developing their youth academies and some government support, and I bet they know it.
  17. MrEleganza

    MrEleganza Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Delaware, USA
    Columbus Crew
    Agreed. A non-European/SA team will NEVER, EVER, EVER win a World Cup. :rolleyes:
  18. Pingudo

    Pingudo New Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    FC Barcelona
    I'd say Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana or Mexico.
  19. nathanakata

    nathanakata New Member

    Mar 20, 2007
    Australia the under dawgs...
  20. German Ham

    German Ham New Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Mexico has the best shot in 2010, but overall I'd say long-term that the USA will end up having the best chance out of those listed
  21. Metropolitan

    Metropolitan Member

    Paris Saint Germain
    Sep 5, 2005
    Paris Saint Germain FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Actually, I tend to think more and more that it will come from an unexpected country. After all, why wouldn't there be a 2004 Greece during the World Cup ? I know that's there's an extra-round, but it's still manageable. South Korea was pretty close in 2002 (though I really doubt they could lose to Brazil, they miraculously got a draw against France in 2006).
  22. Osnator

    Osnator Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    Osnabrück, Germany
    My bet is on China in 2038.
  23. Big balls

    Big balls Member

    May 22, 2006
    lol, weak post. Yeah I'm an idiot for thinking it's a faulty question. Sure! a non- European/SA nation can, just as Italy or Japan might win the Olympic gold in hockey one day, or France becoming the worlds only superpower. All of the above can absolutely become true.

    But which non-Euro/SA team could be even the smallest of darkhorses and be anything but a fantasy, well no nation qualifies.

    But to keep you happy, I'll say Canada, I have absolutely no clue as to why I said it but I'd hate to get another reply from you with a rolleyes icon.
  24. tedfirestone

    tedfirestone Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    Mexico in the immediate future (though they probably won't).

    USA in the distant future (More than 10 yrs from now).

    Cause of this I say USA is more likely simply because I am not sure I can see Mexico winning it.
  25. MrEleganza

    MrEleganza Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Delaware, USA
    Columbus Crew
    Yeah, the gap is totally the same. Crazy, then, how often Mexico has had success against Brazil and Argentina and got out of/won their group in the World Cup. Just like Japan in ice hockey!

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