Canada will not go to Brazil 2014: something happens?

Canada will not go to Brazil 2014: something happens?

Canada will not go to the World Cup in Brazil 2014, in fact soccer is not a very popular sport in the country, Canadians prefer ice hockey for winter and lacrosse for summer. In one of the countries with the highest per capita income in the world, with 21 Nobel laureates Does anyone think we are envied by Canadians?

By plugging in today, Like every day, to social networks a friend has put the following phrase: "Canada will not go to the World Cup, with one of the highest standards of living in the world and with 20 Nobel Prize winners do you think they envy us? After a couple of hours, The little question did not go away in my head and in the end I have reached the following conclusion: "The ones we should envy them are us". In a time of extreme crisis, football is unimportant, more when you know cases in which many Spanish families are evicted or it turns out that there are more than 1000 children suffering from malnutrition in Catalonia, to give as an example some of the dramatic cases that affect us.

Canada is the 5th country in income per capita in the world, behind the tax havens of Luxembourg and Macau, besides australia, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden, countries that have never won a World Cup. Your average salary, according to him world Bank, It is 52.219$, superior to that of its neighbor USA and the European locomotive, Germany, a three-time world champion nation. Not only that, Canada is honored to have 21 Nobel Prizes, no 20 as read the "little phrase" of yore that made me write this article. The last, which makes 21, is the Nobel Prize in literature, won, just four days ago, by writer Alice Munro, She is joined by seven more awards in disciplines as important as chemistry.

Canada has a poor football level but is one of the richest countries in the world.
Canada has a poor football level but is one of the richest countries in the world.

Glen, unlike Spain, He is not a regular at the World Cup, has only disputed one, It was in Mexico 86 ', won by Argentina, Maradona's Cup. Canada has not won outside of Concacaf, his greatest achievement has been the Gold Cup, won in the year 2000. Canada has no known stars in its selection, his best known player in Spain is De Guzmán, former Deportivo player. His trainer, sounds a little more to us, Benito Floro, ex from Albacete, Villarreal CF and Real Madrid. Floro has been a coach since the past 1 of August, in fact the coach organized in September a concentration of "The Canucks" (name by which the Canadian national team is known) in Valencia. In this concentration the Canadians faced Mauritania in a double game, with a poor balance, one draw and one defeat. Conversely, in women's football it is one of the best teams, the Canadian national team won bronze in London 2012.

Benito Floro is the Canadian coach.
Benito Floro is the Canadian coach.

The comparisons are hateful, Spain is a soccer powerhouse and an economic and political tinderbox. With a World Cup and two Euro Cups won in recent years, Spain is the best team in the world, would you exchange the throne of world football for a country having the social-economic indicators of Canada? Probably in a country where we have been voting idiots since we have the right to vote there will be someone who says they prefer to win World Cups.

The wealth of a country is not measured by football quality. Spain has a per capita income of 29.195$, has three times less Nobel Prize, and of course I will not go into unemployment. When young people have to emigrate to find a better future, football is not important. Sadness makes me watch the majority of soccer programs at all hours to lull the Spanish to sleep, giving more minutes to the millionaire footballer than the unemployed or evicted, showcasing millions when true fans just want goals. "Los Manolos", “Tiki-Taka”, "Punto y Pelota" and "Jugones", They are doing a great favor to the political caste of this country and a disservice to the 52% of youth unemployment. In a country where culture pays a VAT of 21%, while the VAT of football is a 10% Where are we going to stop?

Of the 10 countries with the most Nobel Laureates, only three have won the World Cup, France, Germany and UK. Even if it's throwing dirt on my own roof, In my opinion the cracks of Spain are not Iniesta, Xavi, Villa or Isco ... the true stars of the country are: Jose Echegaray, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Jacinto benavente, Juan Ramon Jimenez, Severo Ochoa, Vicente Aleixandre and Camilo José Cela, our seven Nobel Laureates.

Camilo José Cela is the last Novel Prize that Spain has given. It was in 1989.
Camilo José Cela is the last Novel Prize that Spain has given. It was in 1989.

All the data have been verified on the World Bank website. This article is dedicated to all Spaniards who are suffering the economic crisis. I apologize in advance to all of you who are hoping to learn more about the Canadian team.

Koldo Sandoval

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