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World Cup 2010 Word Search Team Names

World Cup Football 2010

 

World Cup 2010 - thank you for taking some time out to do our World Cup Team word search. 

Below are the nick names of the Teams - how many did you know?

AlgeriaLes Fennecs (The Desert Foxes)
ArgentinaAlbicelestes (White and Sky blue)
AustraliaSocceroos
BrazilSeleção (The Selection). Also Canarinhos (Little Canary) and Verde e Amarelo (Green and Yellow).
CameroonLions Indomptables (Indomitable Lions)
ChileLa Roja (The Red)
Cote d’IvoireLes Éléphants (The Elephants)
DenmarkOlsens Elleve (Olsen’s Eleven) – In honour of popular head coach Morten Olsen.
EnglandThe Three Lions – From the FA crest.
FranceLes Bleus (The Blues)
GermanyNational Mannschaft (National Team) or DFB Elf (DFB Eleven) or National Elf (National Eleven). The nickname Die Mannschaft (the team) is only used by non-German media.
GhanaThe Black Stars
GreeceTo Piratiko (The Pirate Ship) – Since Euro 2004. But another common nickname is apparently Galanoleyki, though I have no idea what that means.
HondurasLos Catrachos which is apparently how other Central Americans refer to Hondurans. Also La H (The H) – The crest is a large H, which looks extremely cool on the shirt..
ItalyAzzurri (Sky Blues)
JapanBlue Samurai
MexicoEl Tri (after the three colours or “tricolor” on the Mexican flag).
NetherlandsOranje
North KoreaChollima (some sort of mythical horse)
New ZealandAll Whites (rugby union team are the All Blacks)
NigeriaSuper Eagles
ParaguayLa Albirroja (The White-Red) or Guaraní (an indigenous people)
PortugalSelecção das Quinas (Team of the Five Shields) – Referring to the five shields on the FA crest. I think.
SerbiaBeli Orlovi (White Eagles) – Referring to the white double headed eagle on the Serbia coat of arms.
SlovakiaRepre (at least according to Wikipedia, but there’s no explanation as to what this means).
SloveniaZmajceki (Dragons) – Because there’s a dragon on the crest of capital city Ljubljana.
South AfricaBafana Bafana (The Boys)
South KoreaTaeguk Warriors. Fans are often called The Red Devils.
SpainLa Furia Roja (Red Fury)
SwitzerlandSchweizer Nati
United States – Often referred to as the MNT (Men’s National Team) or The Yanks.
UruguayLa Celeste (The Sky Blue)
 
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