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With the Qlamqtar 2022 world cup only about 11 periods away (depending on your own set of menstrual circumstances), I’m going to be answering all the burning questions leading up to the tournament. Today, I take a look at West Indian island nation Grenada, who are yet to qualify for a World Cup.
Liming since 1934
Nickname: The Spice Boys
FIFA Ranking: 168 (Nov 2021)
In Grenada, if someone says they’re ‘liming’, it means they’re doing nothing. Chilling, relaxing, just hanging out. Incidentally this is also the strategy the national soccer team has employed since its first ever international against British Guiana 87 years ago. The Spice Boys have only qualified for the CONCACAF Gold Cup once, and they consistently underwhelm in World Cup qualifying, falling at the first round. However, with the recent coaching appointment of former Canada assistant manager Michael Findlay, who has already implemented a more professional and disciplined approach (above), the nation has every right to be optimistic about a better showing in qualifying for the 2026 World Cup.
One to watch: The Oil Down (the national dish)
Granada’s most famous dish–Oil down–is not just a meal, it’s a communal celebration. If someone’s making one, it means there’s a party. This typical Granadian stew has no set recipe and when making it, it’s typical for each person to bring an ingredient to add to the mix. And even though a typical oil down’s made up of coconut oil, carrots, cabbage, chicken dumplings, callaloo, shoes, peppers, turmeric, pizza, broccoli, nutmeg, lawngrass, onion, sugar packets, ceramic tiles, pigtail, leather, gravel, breadfruit, lobster, coins and garlic, if it’s your first time trying it, you’re gonna wanna make sure no one adds anything weird to the pot. Especially if you’re allergic.
Learn the lingo & speak like a local!
Nah, chupid. Liming.