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FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:09 PM
... no nickname? Most of the big national teams have a nickname like L'équipe tricolor (France), Three Lions (England), Oranje (Netherlands)...

I don't have a nickname for them so my question to you guys is:
Do you have a nickname for them?

TdF_DBLL
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:36 PM
the nickname of France is Les Blues I think.

But you're right I don't no a nickname for the Germans.

azdaja
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:39 PM
aren't they called simply "die mannschaft"?

Tennisballova
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:40 PM
I think we call them "Die Mannschaft" (pronounce "Die" as "Dee"...) Which basically means "the team" in English.

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:44 PM
the nickname of France is Les Blues I think.
In Germany we call they "L'équipe tricolor"

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:lol: "Die Mannschaft"... is a not very creative ;)

JackFrost
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:47 PM
In Germany we call them often "Gurkentruppe". :lol:

TdF_DBLL
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:49 PM
Well Oranje isn't very creative either.

JackFrost
Jun 14th, 2006, 06:53 PM
aren't they called simply "die mannschaft"?

German Kommentators call all Teams "Mannschaft". Die Mannschaft aus Polen, die Mannschaft aus Costa Rica, die Mannschaft der Elfenbeinküste and so on. ;)

Tennisballova
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:21 PM
Well Oranje isn't very creative either.
:lol: I don't think there is an other nickname for Oranje.

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:21 PM
Well Oranje isn't very creative either.

Yes that's true.

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:22 PM
German Kommentators call all Teams "Mannschaft". Die Mannschaft aus Polen, die Mannschaft aus Costa Rica, die Mannschaft der Elfenbeinküste and so on. ;)

These aren't really big teams ;) But you're right of course.

wally1
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:16 PM
I don't think the England team is really called 'Three Lions' - not in England anyway.

Giuliano
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:31 PM
The nickname of the French team is "Les Bleus". Just a small correction.

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:35 PM
I don't think the England team is really called 'Three Lions' - not in England anyway.

Well that's interesting because the Germans call them so.
Take a look here
http://de.sports.yahoo.com/10062006/14/three-lions-wm-titel.html

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:43 PM
The nickname of the French team is "Les Bleus". Just a small correction.

I'm surprised that every country calls the teams with other nicknames. I always thought the nicknames are in every country the same.


In Germany we use these nicknames:
France: L'équipe tricolor
Brazil: Seleção
Italy: Squadra Azzurra
England: Three Lions
Argentina: Gauchos
Netherlands: Oranje

E. Blackadder
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:45 PM
Belgium: "Red Devils"

Offcourse, they are not at the WC this year :haha:

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:49 PM
Belgium: "Red Devils"

Offcourse, they are not at the WC this year :haha:

:lol: Like the Russians who aren't at the WC too. But both are better in tennis :)

TdF_DBLL
Jun 14th, 2006, 08:57 PM
I'm surprised that every country calls the teams with other nicknames. I always thought the nicknames are in every country the same.


In Germany we use these nicknames:
France: L'équipe tricolor
Brazil: Seleção
Italy: Squadra Azzurra
England: Three Lions
Argentina: Gauchos
Netherlands: Oranje

We call Brazil the Divine Canary's :lol:

Giuliano
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:17 PM
I'm surprised that every country calls the teams with other nicknames. I always thought the nicknames are in every country the same.


In Germany we use these nicknames:
France: L'équipe tricolor
Brazil: Seleção
Italy: Squadra Azzurra
England: Three Lions
Argentina: Gauchos
Netherlands: Oranje
I've never heard a French call the French team "L'équipe tricolore"... You might hear "Les Tricolores" but very rarely.

Dexter
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:20 PM
In Germany we call them often "Gurkentruppe". :lol::haha: :haha: :haha:

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:26 PM
I've never heard a French call the French team "L'équipe tricolore"... You might hear "Les Tricolores" but very rarely.

No I'm sure about it.

I just found this here:
http://www.stadionwelt.de/wmspecial/board/viewtopic.php?t=51&start=15&sid=43a91e6257ea2a2f3560a6fc53019662

Most of them I never heard from but the names make sense.

Giuliano
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:30 PM
No I'm sure about it.

I just found this here:
http://www.stadionwelt.de/wmspecial/board/viewtopic.php?t=51&start=15&sid=43a91e6257ea2a2f3560a6fc53019662

Most of them I never heard from but the names make sense.
The name makes sense, but as a Frenchman, I can assure you that nobody in this country nickname the French team "L'équipe tricolore". :)

FedExpress
Jun 14th, 2006, 09:32 PM
The name makes sense, but as a Frenchman, I can assure you that nobody in this country nickname the French team "L'équipe tricolore". :)

Well I always thought France calls its team so thanks that you inform me :) It's really surprising that we all have other names for the teams and there's no name for Germany.

azdaja
Jun 14th, 2006, 11:26 PM
German Kommentators call all Teams "Mannschaft". Die Mannschaft aus Polen, die Mannschaft aus Costa Rica, die Mannschaft der Elfenbeinküste and so on. ;)
yeah, but i mean in other countries as well.

and argentinians are albicelestes, not gauchos

mapaliey
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:13 AM
i think german is "panzer"