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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Northern Ireland Lose in Chicago

A team called Northern Ireland just played some football in Chicago's Soldier Field. Romania 2 - N.Ireland 0. But just like the Republic's defeat to Chile in Dublin, it doesn't matter. Because it's a friendly. It only matters when you win. Or when you play England.

For anyone reading who's confused that I'm using the word football and not soccer, it's important to know that all games are friendlies, aside from the World Cup finals or your continental federation's finals, and their respective qualifying games. Nothing else matters.

You can make up competitions, make trophies even, and include great teams and great players, but it's all hooey. Even FIFA's own Confederations Cup is hooey.

See Also:
    • Snow Patrol Tempted to Write N.I. Football Song
    • Irish & British Passports: FIFA Go Mad
    • Seats on the Halfway Line


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