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Argentina Is “Least Loved” Team, and Brazil Is Most Loved, According to Survey

Argentina Is “Least Loved” Team, and Brazil Is Most Loved, According to Survey

By Dialogo
May 21, 2010

How wrong they are. No body talk about Uruguay, it means that people talk about what they read in the press.
Of all mention teams only Germany and Netherlands are present for now.
This uruguaian team it's just lucky or they are good players, not mention by the press...? Argentina is the “least loved” team among the ‘big ones’ that will be competing for soccer’s World Cup in South Africa, and Brazil is the most loved in other countries, according to a survey conducted in nine countries by the French Public Opinion Institute (IFOP) and published Wednesday by the newspaper L'Équipe. According to the poll, 18% of those surveyed who said they were interested in soccer answered “Argentina” when asked “Which team do you like the least?,” slightly more than France, which received 16% of the votes, and Italy (13%). On the other side, on the question about the “most loved” team, Brazil clearly dominated, with 28% support, surpassing that received by the Spaniards (13%), who came in second. In the study, five thousand people in nine countries (the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, the United States, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, and the Netherlands) were asked about their tastes in soccer and their expectations for the upcoming World Cup. Those responsible for the survey at the IFOP included among their conclusions that “the Latin teams, with their offensive style of soccer, are the favorites” of the fans. With regard to the teams considered in the best position to win the championship, Spain dominated with 32% of the votes among those surveyed, surpassing Brazil (25%) and France (16%). These results often diverged widely in favor of each country’s local team. In Spain, 72% of fans had confidence in the ‘Red’ team, while the level of optimism in Brazil was even higher, with 80% of the faithful of the ‘little canary’ believing that their country would bring home a new World Cup title.
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