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Qlamqtar 2022 FIFA World Cup | Team Profile | SOUTH SUDAN: Just cross the fucking ball in the air

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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 South Sudan, Africa’s newest FIFA member and the world’s newest country.

South Sudan’s game plan: Step 1: Decide on flag for team, step 2: Wait 6 years, step 3: Create team

SOUTH SUDAN
Just cross the fucking ball in the air

South Sudan and Burkina Faso players line up before an African Cup of Nations qualifier early in 2021

Nickname: The Bright Stars
FIFA Ranking: 167 (Dec 2021)

South Sudan’s largest ethnic group, the Dinka Tribe are renown for being the tallest in Africa, with a recent study clocking Dinka men at a mean height of 175cm (5ft 9 inches). And despite the fact the Bright Stars have only been competing as an independent nation for little over a decade, their results on the pitch have been plagued by a failure to employ the tactical approach best suited to capitalize on their technical abilities; that being: get the fucking ball, and just fucking cross it in the air. Every goddamn time. As soon as South Sudan stop fucking around by doing bullshit like keeping the ball on the ground or trying to hit teams on the counter attack, and just cut the crap and apply a game plan of doing nothing other than pumping airborne cross after cross into the box for the striker (or whoever else) to get their head to it, the Bright Stars are bound to start desperately clawing their way up the rankings.

One to watch: Manute Bol’s top moment

Oh you’re gonna wanna see this… This was South Sudan’s very own 7-foot-7 center Manute Bol hitting 6 threes in the first half of a 1993 regular season NBA game against the Phoenix Suns:

And what you’re not gonna wanna watch is this, the highlights of the flesh eating virus that caused his death:

The Highpoint: Officially admitted by FIFA as the 209th and latest country with a shitty national soccer team (2012)

South Sudan became another shitty FIFA member just 10 months after gaining independence

Learn the lingo & speak like a local!

A South Sudan supporter cheers on his side in one of Africa’s most hard-fought rivalries

Upcoming matches

Nope. Eliminated in the first round of African qualifiers for Qlamqtar 2022.