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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 12 moons away (depending on your own set of lunar circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at Andorra, currently having their greatest ever World Cup campaign, winning two games in qualifying for the 2022 tournament.
Nickname: The Tricolours
FIFA Ranking: 153 (Oct 2021)
Although Les Tricolours has only won 5 competitive matches in its history, lately the team’s on the up and up. And this is mainly due to harnessing the power of greater experience, improved facilities and most recently, fire. Historically one of international football’s minnows, the team even once lost to St Kitts & Nevis in the Sugar Boyz’ first ever match on European soil. Yet in recent years, results for the Andorrans have been much more encouraging (even verging on impressive) and after recently holding Euro 2020 runner-up England early in a recent qualifier, opposition teams are increasingly dreading the trip to the fiery cauldron that is Andorra’s Estadi Nacional. While eventually losing 5-0 to the English, the home team were still audacious enough to throw everything at the 3 Lions, and despite their best attempts to incinerate them by starting a towering inferno, unfortunately for Andorra FIFA regulations do not include a tactical provision whereby a team may attempt to determine a match by engulfing the opposition in flames.
One(s) to watch: Fuel + Oxygen + Heat
Together, these three elements make up Andorra’s most dangerous threat and should opposition sides underestimate the danger posed by the combination of these three key players, the Tricolours are sure to light ’em up.
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World Cup Qualifying | Group I
Andorra 🇦🇩 x 🇵🇱 Poland
Albania 🇦🇱 x 🇦🇩 Andorra