Not going all the way back to the start, obviously. Arbitrarily going to start with our brave, brave boys (for the time being this is for men’s FIFA World cups, more can be added later).
Chat actively encouraged
Vote based on tournament, not mascot!
Japan/South Korea 2002
South Africa 2010
Brazil (Braaaa-ziiil) 2014
Are we judging tournament or mascot here?
I would also like to know this
(the mascot can form part of your judgment but I’m after a holistic rating)
I’ll do the results in reverse order at some point, like how they used to do the top 40
Let’s open proceedings properly
Most are 4/5, apart from SA 2010 which I’ve given a 3/5.
SA 2010 was no more than a 1/5 and even that is generous
lose a point for the vuvuzelas, maybe gain one for ‘a goal for all africa’, lose another couple for the largely bad tournament, gain one back for England getting done for pace by Miroslav Klose
Yeah, but it holds good memories for me and where and with who I was watching. Plus weeks of international football…
Forgot how “crap taxidermy” Germany 06’s mascot was
Yup. 2010 was a couple of months after moving into a houseshare with Da Boiz and we had a bloody lovely time watching it
had a good bird on a crossbar though
All piling into a mate’s to watch the Algeria game, then sacking it off at half time going to the pub next door but one instead.