Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History slogan ‘not too bad’

The Australian football team have revealed Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History is socceroosset to be emblazoned on the team bus taking the squad around Brazil during next months’ FIFA World Cup.

Decided by an online poll conducted by FIFA, the bus supplier and sponsor Hyundia, fans were invited to submit a slogan in October last year before the voting was opened in February. Every team in the tournament will have a slogan on their bus.

Many fans have taken to social media to vent anger at the chosen slogan, but Jack Lamacraft, director at M&C Saatchi Sports and Entertainment, described all the team slogans as “pretty amusing”.

“I don’t think you can take any of them too seriously,” he said. “Japan’s is my favourite for sure “Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight!”, but I am not sure that my team (England) could get away with that one as there would be slightly different connotations.

“At the end of the day it was a public poll and this was the one that Australian fans selected, people are always going to disagree on what should be used. I think Australian fans should just be happy that their mediocre team is getting an invite to the biggest party in world sport.

“OK, the slogan is not the most inspiring and is a bit of a joke but at the end of the day Australia aren’t going to win it anyway so they should just be looking at the tournament as a chance to have some fun and give the young squad experience for the future.”

Cummins+partners writer Alex Wadelton said: I think we can all hope we make history in Brazil, and seeing as the national team is called the Socceroos, it seems to make sense to do a bit of word play around the kangaroo. It certainly plays on our Australianess.”

A selection of tweets from Soceroos fans:

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The slogans:

  • Algeria: Desert Warriors In Brazil
  • Argentina: Not just a team, we are a country
  • Australia: Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History!
  • Belgium: Expect The Impossible!
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dragons In Heart, Dragons On The Field!
  • Brazil: Brace Yourselves! The 6th Is Coming!
  • Cameroon: A lion remains a Lion
  • Chile: Go Chile
  • Colombia: Here travels a nation, not just a team!
  • Costa Rica: My passion is football, my strength is my people, my pride is Costa Rica.
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Elephants charging towards Brazil!
  • Croatia: With Fire In Our Hearts, For Croatia All As One!
  • Ecuador: One Commitment, One Passion, Only One Heart, This Is For You Ecuador!
  • England: The Dream Of One Team, The Heartbeat Of Millions!!
  • France: Impossible Is Not A French Word
  • Germany: One Nation, One Team, One Dream!
  • Ghana: Black Stars: Here To Illuminate Brazil
  • Greece: ‘Heroes Play Like Greeks’
  • Honduras: We are one country, one nation, five stars on the heart
  • Iran: Honour Of Persia
  • Italy: Let’s paint the FIFA World Cup dream blue
  • Japan: Samurai, The Time Has Come To Fight!
  • Korea Republic: Enjoy it, Reds!
  • Mexico: Always united, Always aztecas
  • Netherlands: Real Men Wear Orange
  • Nigeria: Only Together We Can Win
  • Portugal: The past is history. The future is victory.
  • Russia: No one can catch us
  • Spain: Inside our hearts, the passion of a champion
  • Switzerland: End Station: 13.07.2014 Maracana! Final Stop: 07-13-14 Maracana!
  • Uruguay: Three million dreams … Let’s go Uruguay
  • USA: United By Team, Driven By Passion

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