Football in Greenland: the league, selecting and major players

Football in Greenland: the league, selecting and major players

Greenland is an autonomous region belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark. Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the Arctic Ocean on the north side, its shores are barely 80 canandiense kilometers of territory through the always mysterious Baffin Bay. With scarcely 59.000 people living, mostly in the capital Nuuk, Greenland is a different world than the European or American civilization. Lower temperatures cause north is uninhabited and mercury very easily exceed the 10 Y 20 Under zero grades, leaving only the months of June, July or August and a positive temperatures 84% the territory with perpetual ice.

A particular area where only two cities are connected by paved roads, Ivittuut and Kangilinnguit and where public transportation is not the bus but snowmobiles and dog sleds. harsh conditions, difficult for a population that, but nevertheless, also feels football. Because oddly enough in Greenland sport practiced king, and there are also players internationally recognized.

The National Stadium is where Nuuk Greenland plays its matches.
The National Stadium is where Nuuk Greenland plays its matches.

In fact, There is a selection that does not belong to FIFA (moment for having no natural grass field due to cold) or any of the various confederations, but if it is inserted into the NF-Board, an organization that hosts amateur teams from different regions of the world. The origin dates back to selection 1980 although the Football Association of Greenland existed 1971 and they have played quite a few games, even tying Canada 1996.

Of course, There are also links, Coca Cola GM, a competition created in 1958 which it has three phases. The first one consists of games between the clubs that are geographically close to each other (fase local). The winners of this stage play in a second regional phase. Runners in the third stage, which is competing in the true national championship. The most successful clubs are N-48 (10 Titles) and B-67 (8 Titles).

in Greenland, They understand not covered or numbered steps. A good comfortable enough stone.
in Greenland, They understand not covered or numbered steps. A good comfortable enough stone.

Football fields are modest, generally land and one artificial turf capable 2.000 people in Nuuk that told the inauguration attended by Joseph Blatter in what is a nod to Greenland quickly access the FIFA network. By the way, If you are wondering who these famous players of this land here have the answer: Niklas Kreutzmann, who she was born in Denmark but chose to play with Greenland and Jesper Gronkjaer, who she was born in Nuuk, but unlike Niklas he preferred to compete for Denmark, Having been to clubs in the draft of Ajax, Chelsea Atletico. And it is to be born in Greenland is no obstacle to play good football.

Unless temperatures down to minus 25 °, Greenlandic regulations say that the party has to play.
Unless temperatures down to minus 25 °, Greenlandic regulations say that the party has to play.
Julio Muñoz

Julio Muñoz

Journalist, specialist in international football and retro. I write in Colgadosporelfutbol.com and you can follow me at @ juliomv1982

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  1. If any club Groelandia are interested in winning many titles you can send your message to my email, Here in Colombia is the bad economic situation and there are good players here in Magdalena Foundation

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