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What is your favorite 2010 World Cup Team Nickname?

Most national football teams from around the world have another name by which they are more well known. There are some interesting nicknames among the teams at the 2010 FIFA World Cup - what is your favorite? Some teams have more than one, these are the most commonly used nickname as far as we know. The word 'the' (or similar) has been removed from all of these, to make it easier to compare. As far as we can determine, the Slovenian team does not have a nickname.

What is your favorite 2010 World Cup Team Nickname?

Albicelestes (sky-blue white) - Argentina
All Whites - New Zealand
Azzurri (Blues) - Italy
Bafana Bafana (the boys, the boys) - South Africa
Black Stars - Ghana
Bleus (The Blues) - France
Canarinho (Little Canary) - Brazil
Catrachos (the Hondurans) - Honduras
Charruas - Uruguay
Chollima (a mythical horse) - North Korea
Danish Dynamite - Denmark
The Elephants - Ivory Coast
Fennecs (The Desert Foxes) - Algeria
Fighting Jondas - Slovakia
Furia (the fury) - Spain
Guaranies - Paraguay
Lions Indomitables (Indomitable Lions) - Cameroon
Mannschaft (The Team) - Germany
Nati (the Nats) - Switzerland
Oranje (Orange) - Netherlands
Peiratiko (the Pirate Ship) - Greece
Plavi (the blue) - Serbia
Roja (The red one) - Chile
Samurai Blues - Japan
Seleccao das Quinas (National Team of the Five) - Portugal
Socceroos (Soccer/Kangaroo) - Australia
Stars and Stripes - USA
Super Eagles - Nigeria
Taeguk Warriors - South Korea
Three Lions - England
Tricolor - Mexico

Disclaimer: These polls are not scientific, and only reflect the opinion of visitors to this website who have chosen to participate.

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