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It’s All About Adopting a Second World Cup Team

As you may have heard, there’s a World Cup on.

And while for most of us that means rallying behind our home nation, there’s no hiding the fact we all love to adopt a second team during the tournament.

There are various reasons why we do this. It may be because our home nation didn’t qualify to begin with. It also might be because we have dual nationality, enjoy a team’s playing style, hold a soft spot for a particular underdog, or, and probably what is most likely, we may have received a nation in a World Cup sweepstake.

Sweepstakes obviously provide monetary incentives, however the reasons to support a second team are many. The best thing is – there’s no downside. Adopting a second team means you have further vested interest in the World Cup, without the risk of being devastated if your adopted team bow out of the tournament.

As you can imagine, this is a significantly less nerve-wracking experience than supporting your home nation. And if you happen to be an England fan, significantly increases your chances of actually winning the thing!

While we all enjoy adopting a second (and even third or fourth) nation for the World Cup there are inevitably varying degrees of embracement.

Some of us simply check in every now and then to see how our adopted team are doing, others may decide to tune in to each of their games, and the most dedicated may even go as far as learning all about their nation of choice.

My World Cup Team

If you fall into this bracket, and are wanting to swot up on your sweepstake then we can’t recommend My World Cup Team enough. It’s a very nifty site which contains more trivia than you could shake a Caxirola at. Everything from squad value, to historical figures to nuggets of information about the actual nation itself. Well worth checking out!

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  1. goisles01

    June 25, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I root for USA,England(7 LFC players…possibly 8. Very disappointing), Argentina(Messi to be recognized as one of the Immortals if not the best)after that any underdog

  2. R.O

    June 25, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    For me it’s USA first, then Germany (mom is German).

    After that, I “root” for the non big teams to advance (except when they play USA or Germany)for me that makes the world cup more interesting and exciting.

    For this WC it’s: Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Columbia and any African nation.

    When USA plays Germany, I’ll be rooting for USA. 🙂

  3. rej4sl

    June 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

    I support England, but live in the US so will also support the US team. But I also love the Netherlands team so will be supporting 3 teams during the World Cup 🙂 …..

  4. AdamEdg

    June 25, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I’ve been a Germany fan for as long as I can remember. Most of my family is German. I have cousins in Germany.
    But Germany always falsl behind the US. I was desparately hoping for a win agaisnt Portugal so I would not have to cheer against my other favorite team. I guess I can cheer for a draw, which satisfies both of my teams’ needs, but who wants to do that?

  5. Dean Stell

    June 25, 2014 at 6:37 am

    I think this is a great idea. I know you’ll get some blowback from the one-team people, but I don’t see what the problem is. I’m American. Of course, my favorite national team is the US. But my second is England. I know most of the players really well from watching the Premier League and we Americans have all sorts of cultural commonalities with England.

    And honestly….how often is being a US fan incompatible with being an England fan? Maybe once every 20 years? It isn’t like I was torn when we played in South Africa….I clearly wanted the US to win. But, 99.9% of the time, being a US fan isn’t incompatible with being an England fan. Now…..I do find bizarre US fans who also support Mexico (WTF?).

    I don’t see why you can’t do this at the club level. It’s kinda nice to have a club that you half-heartedly support in each league. It isn’t with a passion. I mean, I consume about 10 different Man United blogs every day and don’t read a single Juve blog….but I still like to see Juve do well because I like a bunch of Juve’s players.

    It’s fun to have a rooting interest in every game.

    • goisles01

      June 25, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      I agree with this. I will also try to watch any derby to see and feel the atmosphere

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