Thread: WC: in 2 countries
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05-20-2012, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BlackLabel View Post
I don't know man. I would imagine qualifying into World Cup or even Euro Cup would generate a much bigger buzz in Finland than winning Olympic gold in hockey. Not to mention the difference of what type of impact they would have on the respective sports in Finland. The former would draw a lot more Finnish football fans, a number that is quite limited compared to the number of hockey fans.
Yeah, I don't agree at all. Qualifying for the World Cup would definitely not be not bigger than Finland winning an Olympic Gold. It's hard for me to even fathom how you could say so, knowing how clear #1 sport hockey still is in Finland. A qualifying would obviously be A Big Thing and dramatically increase the popularity of soccer here, but nope, compared to winning gold, it's not even close.

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