Did the choice of England players to learn Brazilian Portuguese figure in the damp result last week, or is language irrelevant from the perspective of sport?
Do Soccer Players Need To Speak English? #WorldCup
Foreign soccer players’ abilities to speak English (while playing for teams in English-speaking countries) varies from impressive to amusing, but how much do they really need to know?
Football Fans Chanting In The Wrong Language
Of course football fans from around the world cheer in their native tongues, but increasingly the international mixing pot that is the World Cup has crowds chanting in combinations of foreign languages! Whether fans show off bilingual skills or singing ability, the most epic examples are worth a listen.