Monday, 30 June 2014

Greece World Cup Players To Be Admired



I read this article this morning in The Metro about the Greek players at the World Cup.

Metro Newspaper - Greece Players Ask for World Cup Bonuses To Be Used To Build a Training Centre

The Greek players at the World Cup have said that PLAYING for Greece and representing their country is all the bonus that they need, they play for Greece and their people and do not need bonuses to make it worthwhile, they have requested that their bonuses be used to build a new training centre, something that will benefit their sport for years to come.

HOW ADMIRABLE IS THAT?

I am completely full of respect for the Greek team and all that they stand for. For these guys, it ISN'T about the money, but the honour of representing their country.



THAT is sportsmanship, THIS is sport, THIS is how teams should be.

This is what the England team should be doing,  instead of cashing in on a SHAMBOLIC World Cup by appearing in dandruff ads and adverts for Subway.

I don't know about you but I want my children to be looking at Greece for their footballing heroes, for their inspirations on the pitch AND off it.


Greece team, I admire you for what you have done and you should hold your head up high, also bear in mind that Greece are STILL in the World Cup, not out on the first plane like another team I can mention.


*Edit*

Apparently Greece are now out. This makes me sad, but congratulations to them. In my eyes, true sporting winners*

What are your thoughts on this?

Are you full of admiration for the Greek team? Do you think England should have done something similar considering they are already extremely well paid?


Let me know.


Big Fashionista x x x



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4 comments

  1. Sadly, they lost (geroically) to Costa Rica last night. The main game finished 1-1 and then it went to penalties where Costa Rica pipped to it 5-4. But they still made history -it was the first time the Greek national team has made it through to the 2nd round of the World Cup (unlike England, Italy, Spain, etc.). Nor bad for a small country, with little state support for sport, which is now in its 6th years of a crippling recession.

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  2. Hear hear! I admire these countries with players that aren't household names and yet Costa Rica and Colombia go thru and yet the uk team with Rooney can't get to the second round...boggles the mind

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  3. That is amazing! I think it should be an honour to represent your country (I kn ow people want to be pauid, but don't they get paid enough) shows how dedicated other countries are compared to our unfortunately! Good for you Greece!!!

    Em

    www.emsmixedbag.com

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  4. Well done Greece, what a bunch of heroes!

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