World Cup teams: What is in a name?

By Daily Sports on June 20, 2018

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What is in a name? Do the teams participating in the ongoing World Cup live up to their names when they take to the field? Well, you decide. 
From the Coffee Growers to the Lions of Persia, here are the nicknames of the teams at the 2018 World Cup. 

Argentina - La Albiceleste (White and Sky Blues)

Australia - The Socceroos

Belgium - Les Diables Rouges (Red Devils)

Brazil - Selecao (The selection)

Colombia - Los Cafeteros (The Coffee Growers)

Costa Rica - Los Ticos (Spanish slang for Costa Rica natives)

Croatia - Vatreni (The Blazers)

Denmark - Danish Dynamite

Mohamed Salah Egypt v PortugalEgypt - The Pharaohs

England - The Three Lions

France - Les Bleus (The Blues)

Olivier Giroud France v ColombiaGermany - Die Mannschaft (The Team)

Iceland - Strakamir Okkar (Our Boys)

Iran - Shirane Pars (The Lions of Persia)

Japan - Samurai Blue

South Korea - Asian Tigers

Mexico - El Tricolor

Morocco - Atlas Lions

Nigeria's 2018 World Cup home kitNigeria - The Super Eagles

Panama - Marea Roja (The Red Tide)

Peru - Los Incas

Poland - Polskie Orly (The Polish Eagles)

Portugal - Seleccao das Quinas (Team of the Castles)

Russia - Sbornaya (Team)

Saudi Arabia finished as Group B runners-up in Asian qualifyingSaudi Arabia - Al Sogour Al Akhdar (The Green Falcons)

Senegal - Les Lions de la Teranga (The Lions of Teranga)

Serbia - Orlovi (The Eagles)

Spain - La Furia Roja (The Red Fury)

Sweden - Blagult (The Blue and Yellows)

Granit Xhaka has told Northern Ireland to stop complaining about the penalty decision at Windsor ParkSwitzerland - Rossocrociati (The Red Crusaders)

Tunisia - Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage)

Uruguay - Charruas (A warrior tribe in Uruguay)

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 20, 2018

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