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    32 Interviews in 56 days

    I aim to interview 32 fans from the 32 different countries ahead of the Football World Cup. Part 1 is up http://www.sportolysis.com/2006/04/1...man-interview/

    If you would like to be interviewed or know a person who could be interviewed, do mail me at pratyushkhaitan[@]gmail[.]com Also you can ask specific questions for specific countries which may pop up in your mind.

    Do help me make this a success. Very excited!

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    That's a really excellent idea Pratyush. Best of luck.

    As a side note I find it interesting to see the utter dominance of American English among non-native speakers from outside of the sub-continent; very few people in England would use a phrase like "offensively orientated". We'd say attack-minded or just attacking.
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    Thanks dude.

    As a side note I find it interesting to see the utter dominance of American English among non-native speakers from outside of the sub-continent; very few people in England would use a phrase like "offensively orientated". We'd say attack-minded or just attacking.


    I have never thought regarding this. The Europeans I have interacted with say English is not a very popular language speaking wise in Europe. It surprised me when I came to know this the first time about 5 years ago.

    Intriguing to know that the English we know of in the subcontinent isn't spoken even in countries where English is spoken.

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    America's fault, butchering the English language and taking out u's for the fun of it
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    Great idea!
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    I love Benjami's answer to this one question

    Which team do you most want to beat?

    England in the round of the last 16 on penalties, Netherlands in the final 1:0 on a disputed penalty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloete
    I love Benjami's answer to this one question

    Which team do you most want to beat?

    England in the round of the last 16 on penalties, Netherlands in the final 1:0 on a disputed penalty.
    If that happened grown men would weep openly in the streets over here.

    Hopefully it won't happen tho, I'm hoping for Poland in the last 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby
    If that happened grown men would weep openly in the streets over here.

    Hopefully it won't happen tho, I'm hoping for Poland in the last 16.
    AFAIC if you draw the Germans you're out and if one of your matches goes to penalties you're out.

    Come to think of it, wasn't there a song about something like that for the last WC?

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    Good luck finding fans from Ecuador, Ivory Coast, S&M, Angola and the like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloete
    AFAIC if you draw the Germans you're out and if one of your matches goes to penalties you're out.
    Rather that than being out in the Group stages

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Good luck finding fans from Ecuador, Ivory Coast, S&M, Angola and the like!
    Ivory Coast wouldn't be that difficult. There's bound to be an expat in France who wants to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Rather that than being out in the Group stages
    Yeah, I pity those Croations and Japanese!

    But seriously 56 days is too long to wait. It's brilliant though becuase we'll be about mid-way through the fooball season over here when it happens. Got my first match of the season Monday, can't wait.

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    56 days is too short from my point of view, but that's because my finals start on the Monday after the World Cup starts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Good luck finding fans from Ecuador, Ivory Coast, S&M, Angola and the like!
    Would be tough finding the rarer countries but the internet is huge. Hope to get there by the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratyush
    Would be tough finding the rarer countries but the internet is huge. Hope to get there by the end.
    I certainly wish you luck!

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