2022年世界盃:除了蘇格蘭,誰都可以在卡塔爾跟隨。

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2022年世界盃:除了蘇格蘭,誰都可以在卡塔爾跟隨。

最後更新於.來自蘇格蘭的部分

6月初,蘇格蘭隊敗給了充滿激情的烏克蘭隊,這可能延長了格子軍團對國際足聯世界盃之旅的等待,但這並不意味着蘇格蘭人沒有任何興趣。

BBC蘇格蘭頻道已經掃描了所有在蘇格蘭出生的球員,以蘇格蘭為基地的球員,並找到了與這些海岸的所有可能的聯繫,以便挑選出你應該在本屆世界盃上支持的球隊。

足球隊經理格雷厄姆-阿諾德可以從他為本屆世界盃選擇的球隊中選出一個SPFL精選席,即使這需要一個臨時的門將。

除了七名英超球員外,澳大利亞隊中還有阿伯丁出生的哈里-索塔爾、前蘇格蘭前鋒傑森-卡明斯、蘇格蘭19歲以下球員傑米-麥克拉倫,以及來自凱爾特人、希伯斯和羅斯郡的傑克遜-歐文。

事實上,如果卡明斯與馬丁-博伊爾搭檔前鋒,那麼澳大利亞在卡塔爾的前鋒很可能是另一個宇宙中的蘇格蘭。

聖米倫中場球員基努-巴克斯在決賽前對蘇格蘭足球大加讚賞,認為是英超開啟了他的國際職業生涯。

他在接受BBC蘇格蘭的採訪時說。"非常感謝聖米倫,感謝工作人員,感謝這裡的每一個人,讓我有機會從澳大利亞來到這裡,真正展示了我的能力,並為我的天賦而努力。"

當你考慮到澳大利亞還為蘇格蘭提供了 "地球上最好的 "林登-戴克斯時,支持他們的理由繼續增加了。

如果聖約翰斯通的大衛-沃瑟斯龐還不夠,還有一份比格子呢軍隊演繹的Do-Re-Mi還要長的名單,上面有以許多蘇格蘭大都市命名的不起眼的加拿大前哨。

艾爾德里(Airdrie)、卡斯特(Carstairs)和柯卡迪(Kirkcaldy)只是在阿爾伯塔省發現的幾個,不列顛哥倫比亞省的蒙特羅斯(Montrose)和芬特里(Fintry)三角洲也是如此。更不用說馬尼托巴省的格雷特納、塞爾柯克和聖安德魯斯,或新不倫瑞克省的阿伯丁、巴爾莫勒爾、鄧迪或羅西賽。

在其他地方,還有愛奧納、格蘭頓、洛哈伯、達爾基斯、埃爾金、格拉斯哥、漢密爾頓、派斯利、珀斯甚至喀里多尼亞。

你會明白的...

請聽我說完...

英格蘭足球為許多蘇格蘭足球運動員提供了一個家,同時也為蘇格蘭各地的俱樂部提供了球員。

安迪-羅伯遜在利物浦已經成為世界上最好的後衛之一;切-亞當斯和利亞姆-庫珀也都來自M74公路以南。這是一種對雙方都有利的關係,即使我們在邊境對面的表兄弟拒絕欣賞夾層的美麗。

英格蘭隊中也有詹姆斯-麥迪遜,他在租借到皮托德里時被塑造成了今天的球員。

儘管如此,對於蘇格蘭球迷來說,要想超越幾代人根深蒂固的敵對關係並真正支持老對手,這可能是一座太遙遠的橋樑。

另一個選擇--威爾士或美國

如果你不支持他們,那麼關注威爾士或美國--英格蘭B組的兩個對手--可能是你的選擇。

如果英格蘭隊在小組賽階段意外出局,你可能會享受到一點幸災樂禍的感覺,同時也有機會為一些SPFL男孩加油。

鄧迪聯隊的迪倫-萊維特進入了威爾士隊,而凱爾特人的卡梅隆-卡特-維克斯則代表美國隊。

日本與蘇格蘭的文化聯繫可以追溯到幾代人之前。不,真的...

當日本人在20世紀迅速實現現代化時,蘇格蘭在造船和製造方面的專業知識都被他們利用。

19世紀70年代,在金卡丁郡的理查德-布魯頓的指導下,日本海岸線上建造了26座燈塔。

還有阿伯頓人托馬斯-布萊克-格洛弗(Thomas Blake Glover),他於1859年抵達長崎,將第一列蒸汽火車帶到日本,監督該國的第一個煤礦和第一個干船塢,而今天的三菱公司可以追溯到他的起源。一個忙碌的人。

這種聯繫還在繼續。現在舉世聞名的Nikka威士忌酒廠是由在格拉斯哥學習的竹鶴正孝和他的蘇格蘭妻子Jessie Cowan共同創立的。肖恩-康納利(Sean Connery)在《虎膽龍威》(You Only Live Twice)中作為詹姆斯-邦德(James Bond)的最後一幕,將東京和日本帶入了文化主流。

回到足球場上,2006年中村俊輔簽約凱爾特人,以及他隨後的成功,使蘇格蘭足球進入日本人的意識。在他來到帕克黑德的三年內,凱爾特人已經成為日本第三大蘇格蘭品牌,僅次於威士忌和康納利。

目前在凱爾特人的日本球星們延續了這一傳統,前田大善入選了經理森雅肅的世界盃陣容。

拋開一套華麗的球衣和幾場對陣德國和西班牙的魅力比賽,你還想要什麼呢?

  • 沒有你從來沒有見過的梅西。

Last updated on .From the section Scottish

Scotland's defeat to an inspired Ukraine side at the start of June might have extended the Tartan Army's wait for a Fifa World Cup trip, but that doesn't mean there isn't any Scottish interest.

BBC Scotland has scanned through all the Scottish-born players, Scottish-based players, and found every possible link to these shores in order to pick which teams you should be backing at this World Cup...

Socceroos manager Graham Arnold could name an SPFL select XI from the squad he has selected for this World Cup, even if it would require a makeshift goalkeeper.

In addition to the seven current Premiership players named, the Australia squad also features Aberdeen-born Harry Souttar, former Scotland forward Jason Cummings, Scotland Under-19 cap Jamie Maclaren, and Jackson Irvine of Celtic, Hibs and Ross County fame.

Indeed, if Cummings is paired up front with Martin Boyle, then Australia's strike-force in Qatar could well have been Scotland's in an alternate universe.

St Mirren midfielder Keanu Baccus has heaped praise on Scottish football in the build-up to the finals, crediting the Premiership with launching his international career.

Speaking to BBC Scotland, he said: "A big thank you to St Mirren, to the staff, to everyone here for giving me that chance to come from Australia and really showcase my ability and work hard on my talent."

When you factor in that Australia have also provided Scotland with the "best on earth" in Lyndon Dykes, the reasons to back them continue to mount up.

As if St Johnstone's David Wotherspoon wasn't enough, there's a list longer than a Tartan Army rendition of Do-Re-Mi of obscure Canadian outposts named after a host of Scottish metropolises.

Airdrie, Carstairs and Kirkcaldy are just a few found in Alberta, British Columbia's Montrose and Fintry Delta, too. Not to mention Gretna, Selkirk and St Andrews of Manitoba, or Aberdeen, Balmoral, Dundee or Rothesay in New Brunswick.

Elsewhere, there's Iona, Granton, Lochaber, Dalkeith, Elgin, Glasgow, Hamilton, Paisley, Perth and even Caledonia.

You get the idea...

Just hear me out...

English football offers a home for many Scottish footballers and also provides players for clubs across Scotland.

Andy Robertson has become one of the world's best full-backs at Liverpool; Che Adams and Liam Cooper are both from south of the M74, too. It is a relationship that benefits both parties, even if our cousins across the border refuse to appreciate the beauty of the cinch.

England also have James Maddison in their squad, moulded into the player he is today while on loan at Pittodrie.

Despite all this, it is probably a bridge too far for Scottish fans to look past generations of deep-rooted rivalry and truly support the Auld Enemy.

The alternative choice - Wales or the United States

If supporting them is not for you, then following Wales or the United States - two of England's Group B opponents - might be the way to go.

Should the English suffer a surprise group-stage exit, you might enjoy a wee bit of schadenfreude as well as getting the chance to cheer on some SPFL boys.

Dundee United's Dylan Levitt is in the Wales squad, and Celtic's Cameron Carter-Vickers is in for the US.

Japan's cultural links to Scotland go back generations. No, really...

Scottish expertise in ship-building and manufacturing were both used by the Japanese as they rapidly modernised in the 20th century.

Twenty six lighthouses were built around the Japanese coastline in the 1870s under the guidance of Kincardineshire's Richard Brunton.

Then there was Aberdonian Thomas Blake Glover, who arrived in Nagasaki in 1859, and brought the first steam train to Japan, oversaw the country's first coal mine, its first dry dock, while the Mitsubishi company of today can trace its origins back to him. A busy man.

The links go on. The now world-famous Nikka whisky distillery was co-founded by Masataka Taketsuru, who studied in Glasgow, and his Scottish wife Jessie Cowan. Sean Connery's supposed final bow as James Bond in You Only Live Twice brought Tokyo and Japan into the cultural mainstream.

Back on the football pitch, Shunsuke Nakamura signing for Celtic in 2006, and his subsequent success, catapulted Scottish football into the Japanese consciousness. Within three years of his arrival at Parkhead, Celtic had become the third biggest Scottish brand in Japan, behind only whisky and Connery.

The current crop of Japanese stars at Celtic have continued that legacy, with Daizen Maeda selected in manager Hajime Moriyasu's World Cup squad.

Throw in a gorgeous set of kits and a couple of glamour ties against Germany and Spain, what more could you want? • None Messi as you've never seen him before:

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