World Cup nicknames aren’t all as lame as The Yanks or The Blues. Some have awesome national team nicknames like The Copper Bullets and the Nature Boyz. Check out these 20 best world cup nicknames. Granted they’re not all playing this year, but someday they’ll live up to the hype of their moniker.
Asian Football Confederation
Australia – Soccerooos
It’s safe to say this name was picked by an eight year old.
Thailand – War Elephants
Did you see how much damage Tony Jaa did when his elephants were stolen? This is serious stuff.
Jordan – The Brave Gentlemen
The classiest players on the pitch. Guess this means they can’t dive.
Maldives – Red Snappers
No one but Wikipedia calls them Red Snappers, but it’s a damn good cocktail.
Philippines – The Street Dogs
It’s safe to assume the name is based on the company with whom Oliver ran.
Confederation of African Football
Cameroon – The Indomitable Lions
They included “Indomitable” to ensure they weren’t lumped in with the very domitable Detroit Lions
Ivory Coast – The Elephants
Bet they feel pretty stupid just being regular elephants, don’t they?
Nigeria – The Super Eagles
Latest workouts show they have the strength of ten normal eagles.
Seychelles – The Pirates
Seychelles is basically the real life Tortuga. “Suck it, Pittsburgh.” – Jack Sparrow, Cpn.
South Africa – Boys Boys
Who let a frustrated mother give this team a nickname?
Zambia – The Copper Bullets
Forget potentially dangerous animals. Zambia went straight for the full metal jacket.
Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football
Bahamas – Rake & Scrape Boys
Named after a type of music in which the main instrument is a saw? Seems legit.
British Virgin Islands – Nature Boyz
Fun fact: Ric Flair is the mayor of 48% of the Virgin Islands.
Grenada – Spice Boyz
David Beckham isn’t the only one who’s a big fan of Victoria and her irrelevant gang of pop starlets.
Jamaica – Reggae Boyz
It turns out assuming all Jamaicans listen to reggae isn’t that unreasonable after all.
Saint Kitts and Nevis – Sugar Boys
Easily the most flamboyant team on the pith at any given time.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Vincy Heat
When Harlem Heat had a falling out, they headed south and took up football.
Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol
Columbia – The Coffee Growers
Union européenne de football association
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Dragons
We can only hope that Daenerys let’s them out of the basement for World Cup 2018.
Greece – The Pirate Ship
I support any nickname intended to mock Portugal, which this does.
San Marino – The Most Serene
Consider this the picture of a fat guy at the end of a gallery of hot chicks.