National Football/Soccer Team Nicknames

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NicknameCountryHints
The GreenshirtsNEVER qualified for Asian or World Cups
The Reggae Boyz4 Caribbean Cup championships
Azzurri4 World Cup championships
La Serenissima (The Big Club)NEVER won a competitive match/game (only 1 friendly)
The Warriorspreviously known as Southern Rhodesia national football team
The Lions, The Tricolorsplay at Vasil Levski Stadium, Sofia
Knights of St. Johnfinished last in 2010 qualifications (grouped w/ Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Hungary, Albania)
White Wolvesplays in Tashkent
Eurasian Eagle-Owlsmascot: Bubi (eagle) who lives at Helsinki Olympic Stadium
La Blanquirroja, La Rojiblanca (Red, White)rivals: Chile and Ecuador
Super Eagles2 African Nations Cup championships
The Squirrelsplay at Stade de l'Amitie in Cotonou; qualified twice for African Nations Cup
Saoregulated by Fédération Tchadienne de Football
Chollima/Chonma2010 WC qualifications against South Korea were held in China
Los Catrachos, La BicolorColombian Air Force flies team in for 2001 Copa America,
Low-Ubangui Fawnsplay in Bangui; Central Africa
The Brave Falconsfirst competitive match was for 2010 World Cup qualifiers; played jointly with Serbia for 2006 World Cup
Al Azraq1980 Asian Cup champions, small nation
Al-Ahmar (The Red)knocked out by New Zealand in 2010 WC qualifications
Little Canary, The Selection5 World Cup championships
Ticos, The Selectionlost at 2010 CONMEBOL-CONCACAF play-off
Golden Bird of ParadiseFIFA code: PNG; lowest FIFA ranking
Les Bleus (The Blues)1 World Cup championship (1998)
Red Devilsplays at King Baudouin Stadium
Desert Foxesgrouped with England, US, and Slovenia for 2010 World Cup
The Blue-Yellow1958 World Cup runner-up as hosts
Harambee StarsNEVER qualified for World Cup; play in Nairobi
The Maroonhosts of 2011, 1988 Asian Cups; small Middle Eastern nation
The Copper Bullets1994, lost its team in the Gabon Air Disaster; play in Lusaka
Guaranies, The White and Redplays in Asuncion
Tartan Army (Fan base)traditional rival: England
Dragons, Golden Lilliesplay in Sarajevo and Zenica
Samurai Blue3 Asian Cup championships
The Great Wall2004 Asian Cup host
NicknameCountryHints
La Azul y Blanco, Los Pinoleros, AlbiazulesNEVER qualified for World Cup; Central America
The Bajansname comes from English-Creole language, in this island-nation
El Trimade WC quarterfinals twice as hosts
Strákarnir Okkarplays at the northern-most FIFA stadium
Sparrow HawksFIFA placed indefinite ban on their stadium, Stade de Kégué, in Lomé
The Boys in Green (Green Boys)First team outside UK to defeat England, 1949
The Team3 World Cup championships
La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)2008 Euro Cup champions
La Roja (The Red One)finished 2nd in 2010 World Cup preliminary qualifications; South America
Eagles of Carthagehosted and won 2004 African Nations Cup
The Black Antelopesqualified for 2006 World Cup; plays in Luanda
La Verde (The Green One)play at Estadio Hernando Siles
The Coffee Growers2001 Copa America host
Walya Antelopes1 of 3 founders of African Nations Cup
Indomitable Lionsmost World Cup qualifications for African nation
Vatreni (The Blazers)won 36 straight home matches in Split or Zagreb
Národní tím (National Team)plays in Teplice and Prague
The Elephants1st World Cup appearance in 2006; West Africa
Olsen's Eleven, Olsen Gangalternative, alliterative nickname: D_____ Dynamite
The ScorpiansNEVER qualified for World Cup, African Nations Cup; play in Bakau; West Africa
The Red Lionstheir stadium holds 8,054 people; Western Europe
Oranje, Flying Dutchmanrunner-up for World Cup 2 times
Red and Blackssuspended by FIFA for 46 days; plays at notorious Qemal Stafa, in Tirana, where visiting teams almost always lose
The Canucks, Les Rouges (The Reds)CONCACAFA Champions in 1985, 2000
The Green Falcons3 Asian Cup championships
Lions of Mesopotamia2007 Asian Cup champions
The White and Reds, White Eaglesplay in Bydgoszcz, Chorzów, Kielce, Kraków, Warsaw
The Burgandy (La Vinotinto)NEVER qualified for World Cup; like US and Japan, baseball is more popular; South America
Pharoahs6 African Nations Cup championships
The Greensthis African team beat Iraq 21-0 in 1966
Corners of Selectioncurrent captain: Cristiano Ronaldo
The Yanks1930, finished 3rd place
Repre1st WC qualification for 2010 World Cup with Italy, Paraguay, New Zealand
The Blue and Whitesoriginally founded by Palestine Football Assoc.
NicknameCountryHints
The Three Lions1 World Cup championship
La Azul y Blanco, Los Chapines, La Bicolorcolors: blue & white; Central America
Black Stars; Brazil of Africa4 African Nations championships
Soca Warriorssmallest nation to qualify for World Cup
Tigers of Asia, Red Devilshosted World Cup in 2002
Albicelestes (White and Sky blue)2 World Cup championships
Nashamaplay at Amman International Stadium; NEVER qualifed for World Cup
Bufana Bufana (The Boys the Boys)2010 World Cup host
Bengal TigersNEVER qualified for World Cup
Blue Shirtsplays in Kuressaare and Talinn; famous 'football hospital' fans
The Tricolors1 of 4 teams to participate in 1st 3 World Cups, Eastern Europe
Socceroosbiggest international win against Tonga 22-0
La Selecta, La Azul1st Central American team to beat Mexico
Bhangra Boysrivals: Maldives and Pakistan
The Raising Sunjoined FIFA in 2003, 1 year after nation's independence
Schweizer Nati/La Natifirst national team to miss all penalty kicks in a shootout, against Ukraine in 2006
Stallionsregulated by Fédération Burkinabé de Foot-Ball
The Crown/Persian Lionplay at Pamir Stadium in Dushanbe
The National Team, Lionheartshistorically, best Asian performer
Lions of the Atlas1 African Nations Cup championship
The Golden Starcombine nickname with red background to get its flag
White Eaglesqualified for 2010 World Cup, plays in Belgrade
Lions of Terangarival: the Gambia
Charruas, The Olympic Sky Blue2 World Cup championships
Green Men, Dark Horsesplay at Ashgabat Olympic Stadium
The EaglesFIFA code: MLI; West Africa
All Whitescontrasts rugby nickname of All Blacks
Black Panthers, Azingo Nationalepanthers on African coat of arms; plays in Libreville
Garuda, Red and Whitepreviously competed as Dutch East Indies national football team
The Yellow-Bluesmost successful USSR team, quartefinals in 2006 World Cup
La Tri (The Tricolor)plays at Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa in Quito
Crescent Starsplaced 3rd in Euro 2008 and 2002 World Cup

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