Ugly teams at a World Cup

Discussion in 'FIFA and Tournaments' started by dor02, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Which team has played the ugliest-looking football/soccer that you have seen or read about?

    I'd say Argentina 1990.
     
  2. Borruma

    Borruma Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dublin
    Uruguay 86?
     
  3. Sempre

    Sempre ****************** Member+

    Mar 4, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Norway '38 . . . Norway '94 . . . Norway '98 . . .
     
  4. auf Amerika

    auf Amerika Member

    Jul 11, 2004
    United State '98. Very nasty.
     
  5. Saukrates

    Saukrates Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    DALLAS,TX
    Norway 94 was the best, I mean the best team at playing a brand of soccer where even their coach said that they were the best team in the world without the ball. A pity that they had some very good players though,
     
  6. Hrvat

    Hrvat New Member

    Mar 27, 2005
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Croatia 2002
     
  7. italchacao

    italchacao New Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Austin TX
    saudi arabia 2002
     
  8. chapulin

    chapulin Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    El Estado Dorado
    Club:
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    saudi arabia 2002 or jamaica 1998
     
  9. M

    M Member+

    Feb 18, 2000
    Via Ventisette
    Argentina '66 - not the game against England but their general thuggery in the first round, in particular against West Germany.
    Brasil '74 - came to Europe determined not to be kicked around as they had been in '66 and did a lot of kicking themselves, particularly against Holland.
    Uruguay '86 - brutal.
    Argentina '90 - 'nuff said.
    Norway '94 - horrid football.
     
  10. Jay510

    Jay510 Member

    Apr 21, 2002
    Gadsden Purchase, AZ
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Greece 1994 was pretty hard to watch
    Bolivia 1994 too

    how bout France in 2002? That was tough to see
     
  11. Rui Costa

    Rui Costa New Member

    Nov 9, 2004
    Slovenia, Paraguay, Ireland and Saudi Arabia 2002.
     
  12. Robert Lanza

    Robert Lanza Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Boynton Beach, FL
    Club:
    Ft Lauderdale Strikers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was about to suggest any German Women's WC team...until I actually read the post.

    Anyway...

    Violent conduct:

    Argentina '66
    Uruguay '86 (Batista sent off in 1st minute v SCO)
    Argentina '90

    Dreadful soccer:

    Norway '94
    Saudi Arabia '02
    USA '98
     
  13. ZeekLTK

    ZeekLTK Member

    Mar 5, 2004
    Michigan
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    We just play a different kind of soccer, it doesn't make it "bad" or "ugly". But whatever, if you don't like it, you're just missing out. Norwegian football is great. :D
     
  14. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Yea I agree that was tough for me to watch as well.
     
  15. ToonUSA

    ToonUSA New Member

    Jan 11, 2005
    Ireland? Wait...So drawing with the African champions 1-1 drawing with eventual WC finalists 1-1, and then trouncing lowloy Saudi Arabia 3-0 in the group stage is ugly? Then losing on penalties to Spain is ugly!? You're Portuguese, you need to learn some self humility my friend. You guys didn't even make it out of the group stage, but yet you conjure up the thoughts of a team who played with such passion, and heart that it almost brought you to tears to watch them walk off that field after losing to Spain played ugly? Shame Shame on you.
     
  16. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I completely agree with you on this one. If only jokstein could see this, then he will think I'm not the only one.
     
  17. Sempre

    Sempre ****************** Member+

    Mar 4, 2005
    NYC
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    That's right. Ireland played pretty damn well, especially
    against Spain. If not for Puyol I think Duff & co. would have
    turned that game.

    It certainly wasn't dreadful soccer, in any case.
     
  18. Rui Costa

    Rui Costa New Member

    Nov 9, 2004
    Who said I was Portugese? :)

    Sure Ireland put up a fight, but it was an ugly brawl more than "float like a butterfly,sting like a bee".Since they didn't have Keane to set up the play properly, they resorted to many long balls and like alot of Northern European teams e.g Sweden, Norway,Scotland, they don't have great technique or much flair.

    Sorry, but I didn't enjoy watching them.
     
  19. Farerets

    Farerets New Member

    Jul 12, 2005
    Brasil 54...
    Italy 62...
    Israel 70...
    Uruguay 86...
    (brutal)

    Brasil 74...
    Germany 86...
    Argentina 90...
    (unspectacular but went long)
     
  20. SS2006

    SS2006 Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    London, Canada
    saudin in 1998
    greece in euro2004
    korea/japan in all world cups other then 2002
    france 2002
     
  21. SS2006

    SS2006 Member

    Oct 30, 2004
    London, Canada
    have to agree with toonusa
     
  22. Spectreman

    Spectreman New Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    NW America
    Portugal 1966

    the assassination of Pele
     
  23. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    ehh i kinda agree with you SS2006

    in USA, we didnt do that bad, we got a tie against Bolivia 0 to 0, and we tied spain 2 to 2, and against Germany we lost 3 to 2, and after the game the Germans even admitted if we played them for just 10 more minutes, we woulda tied or beaten them
    but other than that i agree with you :eek:

    South Korea's worst was in Switzerland '54 but hey that was our first year
     
  24. hanul21

    hanul21 Member+

    Dec 26, 2004
    Club:
    Incheon United
    My List
    1966 England- Bulgaria, Switzerland
    1970 Mexico- El Salvador
    1974 Germany- Haiti, Zaire
    1978 Argentina- Iran, Mexico
    1982 Spain- New Zealand, El Salvador
    1990 Italy- USA, South Korea, United Arab Emirates
    1994 USA- Cameroon, Greece
    2002 Korea/Japan- Saudi Arabia, China, France
     
  25. Spectreman

    Spectreman New Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    NW America
    If Greece makes it I bet they'll be real ugly. I bet Argentina will be too because of how the last WC turned up for them.
     

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