08 Sep 08
Football enemies steer clear
There are many of us who despair when we think about how miserably bad the Finnish soccer team is. I will now offer some comforting words.
Finland is the 111th most populated nation in the world, with 5,3 million inhabitants, according to Wikipedia. On the FIFA ranking, our national team now occupies the 41th spot. Behind us are many, many populous nations. Higher on the list are just four countries with less inhabitants:
Croatia on 5th (seriously...) with 4,5 million
Scotland on 16th place with 5,1 million
Uruguay on 22th with 3,5 million
and Northern Ireland on 32th with 1,7 million inhabitants.
So, it's simply not that easy without a solid pool of potential players to draw from. Considering over half of them defects to Idiot-Hockey, I'd say we're only slightly worse than o.k.
written by Mattias
nånå, klanka int ner på Kroatien, de har ju spelat bra.
posted by oski