It's official! Socceroos fans not happy
First it was the World Cup uniform, then the official song, and now the Socceroos new slogan to be emblazoned on their World Cup team bus; all have driven fans to social media to vent their displeasure.PT2M35S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-387kt 620 349 May 13, 2014
Them fighting words! Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History. That’s what will be emblazoned on the team bus as the Socceroos travel around Brazil during next month’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The slogan was decided by an online poll conducted by FIFA and the bus supplier and sponsor Hyundai. Fans were invited to submit a slogan in October last year before voting was opened in February.
Fans of the Socceroos have vented on twitter. One wrote "Why must we keep embarrassing ourselves on a global stage".
May 13, 2014
The Socceroos team bus at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, Photo: Vince Caligiuri
Most countries fared better than Australia.
Some have an eye on recent history Brace Yourselves! The 6th Is Coming! (Brazil), others ancient 'Heroes Play Like Greeks'.
Advance Australia: the team bus in South Africa four years ago. Photo: Getty Images
There is the simple Go Chile; the bizarre End Station: 13.07.2014 Maracana! Final Stop: 07-13-14 Maracana! (Switzerland); the educational Impossible Is Not A French Word; the frightening Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight! (Japan); the macho Desert Warriors In Brazil (Algeria) and many that read like manifestos My passion is football, my strength is my people, my pride is Costa Rica.
"Australia: Held together by Postecoglou" #betterworldcupslogan— Natalie Bochenski (@girlclumsy) May 13, 2014
With the Socceroos in the same group as the finalists from 2010, Spain and The Netherlands, plus South American powerhouses Chile, their hop into history may come sooner than hoped.
The Socceroos slogan for the past two campaigns were Australia’s Socceroos Bound For Glory (2006) and Dare To Dream, Advance Australia (2010).
BUS SLOGANS FOR 2014 WORLD CUP
Algeria: Desert Warriors In Brazil
Argentina: Not just a team, we are a country
Australia: Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History!
Belgium: Expect The Impossible!
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dragons In Heart, Dragons On The Field!
Brazil: Brace Yourselves! The 6th Is Coming!
Cameroon: A lion remains a Lion
Chile: Go Chile
Colombia: Here travels a nation, not just a team!
Costa Rica: My passion is football, my strength is my people, my pride is Costa Rica.
Côte d'Ivoire: Elephants charging towards Brazil!
Croatia: With Fire In Our Hearts, For Croatia All As One!
Ecuador: One Commitment, One Passion, Only One Heart, This Is For You Ecuador!
England: The Dream Of One Team, The Heartbeat Of Millions!!
France: Impossible Is Not A French Word
Germany: One Nation, One Team, One Dream!
Ghana: Black Stars: Here To Illuminate Brazil
Greece: 'Heroes Play Like Greeks'
Honduras: We are one country, one nation, five stars on the heart
Iran: Honour Of Persia
Italy: Let’s paint the FIFA World Cup dream blue
Japan: Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight!
Korea Republic: Enjoy it, Reds!
Mexico: Always united, Always aztecas
Netherlands: Real Men Wear Orange
Nigeria: Only Together We Can Win
Portugal: The past is history. The future is victory.
Russia: No one can catch us
Spain: Inside our hearts, the passion of a champion
Switzerland: End Station: 13.07.2014 Maracana! Final Stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!
Uruguay: Three million dreams … Let’s go Uruguay
USA: United By Team, Driven By Passion