The iconic refrain’s origins can be traced to the bullfighting ring, where it was common to hear the crowd “ole” an exceptional performance. An early version of the chant found its way into soccer stadiums through a Spanish league match in 1982 and was quickly adopted by soccer fans across Europe.Jun 21, 2014
It’s the national sport and there is enormous interest and pride in it and particularly in the Italian national soccer team, the ‘Nazionale’, more commonly called the ‘Azzurri’. They are the Azzurri because of the dark blue shirts – ‘Azzurri’ meaning ‘blue’ – which are their traditional colours.
The Italy national football team is considered to be one of the best national teams in the world. They have won the FIFA World Cup four times (1934, 1938, 1982, 2006), trailing only Brazil (with 5), runners-up in two finals (1970, 1994) and reaching a third place (1990) and a fourth place (1978).
‘Are you Tottenham in disguise? These days, a team disguised at Tottenham would have to be a) legitimately good b) consistently above Arsenal in the table and c) capable of beating Real Madrid in the Champions League as opposed to slogging through Europa League double headers against BATE Borisov.Feb 9, 2018
may be used against a player considered fat, or racist chants directed at black players. Chants may target fans or home grounds of the opponents (e.g. “My garden shed is bigger than this” or “Is this a library”), and may also refer to events in their rivals’ club history, sometimes in highly offensive manner.
The chant is based on the Spanish “Olé” interjection used to signify approval by the spectators in bullfighting. This version of the chant quickly spread around the world and chanted by football fans in tribute to a team or a player, and it is now also widely used in other sports as well as in…
Why do the Italians sing Seven Nation Army? The most common Italian chant is to a song you are more likely to be familiar with Since the 2006 World Cup, Azzurri – meaning blues – fans have sang “Po po po po po po po” to the riff of Seven Nation Army, eventually becoming the…